Past Event

A Western Sydney Book Club – February 2024

March 1, 2024 6:30 pm — Tickets FREE
8 Victoria Rd Parramatta

'Songs for the Dead and the Living' by Sara M Saleh

About the Book

Songs for the Dead and the Living by Sara M Saleh is a poignant collection of poetry that delves into the profound themes of loss, identity, and resilience. Saleh’s words resonate with the pain of displacement, echoing the voices of refugees and the marginalized. Through her evocative verses, she illuminates the human experience, celebrating the strength of those who endure hardship while reclaiming their heritage and culture.

Readers are invited to journey through the emotional landscapes of displacement, longing, and belonging. Saleh’s work serves as a powerful reminder of the enduring human spirit and the importance of preserving stories and traditions in the face of adversity.

About the Facilitator

Sarah Ayoub facilitated the conversation about Sara M Saleh first novel Songs for the Dead and the Living.

Sarah Ayoub is a journalist, bestselling author and academic with a PhD in migrant Australian YA literature. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Sydney Review of Books and more. Sarah sits on the board of the Australian Society of Authors and is a regular fixture at schools and writers festivals around Australia. Her latest release is the picture book How to be a Friend.

This event took place Friday, 1 March in the safe and welcoming space of Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.

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Attendees joined Sarah Ayoub in a conversation about ‘Songs for the Dead and the Living’ by Sara M Saleh.
This month’s edition took place in the safe and welcoming space of Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.
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