Sunday 30th June @ 4pm
An Evening with Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian
On 23 June 2019, Dunedin Public Libraries hosted an evening with Kurdish-Iranian writer, filmmaker, and refugee Behrouz Boochani, who is currently incarcerated by the Australian government in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre (Papua New Guinea).
In this podcast, Boochani and Tofighian are in conversation with Neil Vallelly (Centre for Global Migrations, University of Otago). They discuss the book, Australian and other border regimes, and the impact of anti-migrant politics in our era. Four Dunedin poets also presented poetry on themes of displacement.
This event was presented in association with English Language Partners, UNESCO City of Literature, Dunedin Public Libraries, and the Centre for Global Migrations and the Programme of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago.