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Hawthorn: Book Launch: We Are Here

9 July 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

‘We Are Here’ book launch by Cat Thao Nguyen
RISE Presents ‘We Are Here’ Book Launch by Cat Thao Nguyen : A short reading followed by Q and A
We Are Here is a memoir that begins in 1975 with her family’s gripping exodus by foot out of post-war Vietnam – a dangerous journey through the jungles of Khmer Rouge Cambodia to Thailand. From the crowded refugee camps the Nguyens were allowed to board a Qantas plane to a freedom. But the stark, contrasting suburban landscapes of Western Sydney, Australia were not the unalloyed blessing they’d imagined.
When : 9 July at 6:30pm
Where : Readings Bookstore , 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122
About the author
Cat Thao Nguyen is an Australian writer and lawyer. She was born in Thailand to Vietnamese parents and grew up in Western Sydney. She is currently a board member of Loreto Vietnam Australia Program, an education charity for Vietnamese children, and San Art – a contemporary arts organisation.
Profits from the sales of the book will be donated to RISE towards the RISE library.RISE is governed by refugees, asylum seekers, and ex-detainees to provide advice, engaging in community development, enhancing opportunity, and campaigning for refugee rights ; http://riserefugee.org/This event is supported by Readings.

  • Refugee Survivors and Ex-detainees
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  • M: 0430 007 586
  • F: (03)9650 3689
  • web: www.riserefugee.org/

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9 July 2015
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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03)9639 8623


Readings Bookstore
701 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn, Victoria Australia
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