BOOK LAUNCH: Forty Nights by Pirooz Jafari

Forty Nights
by Pirooz Jafari

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Join us to hear Pirooz Jafari as he discusses his debut novel Forty Nights as he yarns with acclaimed author Claire G Coleman.

In a fractured world, how do you decide where home is?

Join us to hear Pirooz Jafari as he discusses his debut novel Forty Nights as he yarns with acclaimed author Claire G Coleman.

About Forty Nights

Tishtar runs a small legal practice in Melbourne where he has a new client, Habiba, who seeks to bring her orphan nieces to Australia from war-torn Somalia. He is also a migrant, having left the civil unrest in Iran to find a new life in a new country.

As Tishtar becomes consumed with Habiba’s tales of war-torn Somalia, his own childhood memories return and he reflects on the time he spent at his grandmother’s house to escape the atrocitities that unravelled post the Islamic Revolution. While at his grandmother’s house he comes to know Gretel, another lost soul who has experienced a community torn apart by division.

Tishtar embarks on a journey in search of peace – for Habiba, for Gretel, for himself. Spanning continents and centuries, Forty Nights is a tale of the ongoing effects of dispossession and dislocation – a struggle humankind has faced long into its past. Ultimately it is the story of finding home, wherever that might be.

This event is presented in partnership with Ultimo Press and with the support of Brimbank City Council.


Light refreshments & book signing: 5.30-6.30pm

In conversation & launch: 6.30-8.00pm

When
06 Jul, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where
St Albans Community Centre
33
Princess Street, St Albans 3021

Tickets
Free