Thursday, 19 June 2014

Book Launch

Contact: Margaret Kudelka, Tasmanian Writers Centre
p: 0438 847 993   w: www.tasmanianwriters.org

Date: Friday 20 June 5:30pm-8pm  
Location: Moonah Arts Centre, 65 Hopkins St, Moonah

Intended Audience: Teachers, librarians

Coinciding with Refugee Week 2014, the Tasmanian Writers' Centre invites you to the launch of "When I was a Girl in Sudan", "When I was a Boy in Sudan" and "A Little Peace". Join with us to celebrate the creative collaboration and the publication of these wonderful books.

The children’s books capture the essence of childhood in a  Sudanese village and are the stories  from the memories of Paskalina Eiyo and Sarafino Enadio, written together with Terry Whitebeach and combine both Ma'di and English. Gay McKinnon has provided the exquisite illustrations for both books and Julie Hawkins donated her time to design the books. They represent hours of work; running workshops with Sudanese children living in Hobart, conversations with Madi elders, interviews and research by a team of passionate writers, illustrators and Sudanese storytellers. Ninna Milikin also produced a short film of the early stages of the project.

It is hoped that every primary school in Tasmanian and throughout Australia will purchase the books and for every book sold the funds will assist in paying for the freight for the books to reach children and schools in Southern Sudan.

Further details are on the website.