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Book Launch - 'The Palace of Angels'

Saturday September 28, 2019
18:00 - 20:30

Join Mohammed Massoud Morsi in celebrating his latest title, ‘The Palace of Angels’ (Wild Dingo Press) to be launched by storyteller and author, Sisonke Msimang.

The Palace of Angels is a collection of three stories praised by the likes of Geraldine Brooks and Ilan Pappé (Noam Chomsky’s co-author).

The stories are discrete and exquisitely written, set in Palestine from the 1990s to the present day. The reader is lead to question how we discover who we really are, and what we wish to become. The stories are united in exposing ‘the clash between love and hate, revenge and compassion, within an impossible and abnormal reality of occupation, colonisation and ethnic cleansing’ (Ilan Pappé).

Vital, brutal and tender, The Palace of the Angels is written with the urgency of breaking news and the delicacy of poetry. This is Morsi at his passionate best. — Geraldine Brooks

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Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela. She has written for a range of international publications including the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has been a regular storyteller and facilitator for The Moth and TED, and is currently the Literature and Ideas curator for Perth Writers Week 2020. Sisonke is responsible for setting direction of oral story projects, implementing policies around ethical standards for story collection, designing and delivering story training that is client-specific, running workshops and supervising story-training workshops, and ensuring quality delivery of service and stories.

Mohammed Massoud Morsi

Mohammed Massoud Morsi was born in Copenhagen in 1975 and promptly started a roving lifestyle, moving to Egypt with his Egyptian parents, then back to Denmark to further his schooling.…

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