POSTPONED (Date TBC): Author talk | After the Tampa by Abbas Nazari

12:00 pm
13:15 pm
Unity Books
57 Willis Street
Wellington

Join us to hear Abbas Nazari discussing his remarkable refugee journey from Afghanistan to New Zealand. All welcome.

ABOUT THE BOOK The heart-rending story of Kiwi, Abbas Nazari, who escaped the Taliban as a child, was adrift at sea on a sinking boat, was rescued from certain death by the Tampa, was caught up in an international news story after Australia refused them entry, who found home in Aotearoa and who grew up to become a Fulbright scholar, highlighting the plight and potential of refugees everywhere.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Abbas Nazari and his family have thrived since being resettled in New Zealand. In 2019, Abbas was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the United States, where he attained a Master's in Security Studies from Georgetown University, Washington DC. Abbas hopes to help children of refugee backgrounds build meaningful lives in their adopted homelands.