Jun 25, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join Yuot A. Alaak in conversation with Sisonke Msimang as they discuss mentoring, memoir-writing, and the release of Yuot’s book, Father of the Lost Boys.
Yuot worked alongside Sisonke in Centre for Stories’ mentoring project for writers of African heritage in 2017. This resulted in the publication of his short story ‘The Lost Girl of Pajomba’ in the Ways of Being Here anthology, a Centre for Stories joint publication with Margaret River Press. Father of the Lost Boys is Yuot’s first book, and is published by Fremantle Press. Pre-order your copy here.
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Yuot A. Alaak is an emerging Western Australian writer whose short story 'The Lost girl of Pajomba' was anthologised by Margaret River Press in Ways of Being Here. His memoir, Father of the Lost Boys was shortlisted for the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award, and has since been published by Fremantle Press. Yuot is a former child refugee from South Sudan and was part of the globally known ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’. He currently lives in Perth with his family where he works as a mining professional, having attained degrees in the geosciences and engineering.
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