A Palestinian refugee’s inspiring tale of her lifelong fight to return home.
Olfat Mahmoud is a descendant of the Christian and Muslim people who were forced from their homeland at gunpoint in 1948 during what Palestinians have termed the Nakba, or ‘Catastrophe’. Like thousands of other Palestinians, exiled for three generations in refugee camps––in her case, in Lebanon––Olfat’s extraordinary story is one of courage, success against all odds, and incredible resilience and determination. Tears for Tarshiha takes us right inside the confronting world of the refugee experience of living and working in the camps, amid the death and destruction of Lebanon’s many conflicts, chronicling the Palestinian people’s remarkable capacity for love and bravery in the most extreme conditions.
Join Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister, to launch this extraordinary book in Melbourne.
When: 6.30 – 8pm, Thursday 26 July
Where: Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Free Event | BOOK HERE