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Dunya Mikhail: Sydney Writers' Festival

15:00 on Friday 3 May 2019 to 16:00 on Sunday 5 May 2019

Carriageworks, Bay 22
245 Wilson Street
New South Wales


Dunya Mikhail will read at Sydney Writers' Festival.Tickets are $25/$20 and can be bought here.

3rd May: The Beekeeper of Sinjar by Iraqi journalist Dunya Mikhail is the deeply moving real-life account of an Iraqi honey trader who used his regional knowledge to help liberate Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS. Dunya weaves together recent tales of near-impossible escapes with her own experience of exile. A former journalist at The Baghdad Observer and winner of the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing, Dunya talks to SBS's Janice Petersen to reflect on a remarkable story that offers a hopeful counterpoint to terror and hatred.

4th May: Dunya will read with Michael Kelleher at 'Poetic Justice'. Tickets are £20/$15 and can be bought here. 

5th May: 'A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth' 

Across the world, journalists are under greater threat than at any point in the last decade, with the rise of authoritarianism and internet censorship redoubling pressures on reporters. In conversation with ABC’s Sophie McNeill, three uniquely placed foreign writers and journalists share their perspectives on the struggles and costs of reporting the truth and exposing lies under corrupt and oppressive governments. Featuring Mexican reporter and author Anabel Hernández, Iraqi-American writer Dunya Mikhail and Turkish journalist and author Ece Temelkuran. Tickets are £35/$25 and can be bought here. 

Dunya's forthcoming Carcanet collection is In Her Feminine Sign, published this August. 

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