From Kinglake to Kabul
edited by Neil Grant and David Williams
published by Allen & Unwin
'In an extraordinary journey across cultural boundaries, these teenage writers emerge out of tragedy and trauma with stories of great beauty, power and empathy. Their work provides a model for writing projects that reach out for mutual understanding in a
divided world.' Arnold Zable
‘As long as we are still alive, we can have everything later, we can start from scratch.’ My Nguyen, Kinglake
'After twenty-five years, my father and uncle have moved back to Afghanistan. My father says, "You are going to build this country again."' Shaheer, Kabul
In this collection of young people’s writing, students from two vastly different countries share their stories of resilience, courage and hope. In doing so they illustrate the
remarkable healing quality of words and illuminate what connects us as humans. This is
not a book of remembrance or a book that desires to shock, it is a book about what is
best about human nature.
When: Sunday 13th February 2011 at 3pm
Where: Kinglake Rebuilding and Advisory Centre and Community Facility
2970 Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Kinglake.
Bookings essential: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. : 9439 8700
abc features the book here