TALKING IDEAS: Meet Munjed Al Muderis
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20 March 2019 slq Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Age Recommendation

Ages 13+

Venue

slq Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Location

Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101, Australia

Date

20 March 2019

Time

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Cost

Adult: $37 Concession: $32

Summary

The life of Australian-based surgeon Munjed Al Muderis has been filled with heartbreak and hope. Following on from his best-selling memoir Walking Free, Munjed now comes to Brisbane to share the next chapter of an extraordinary journey, Going Back.

Walking Free described Munjed’s escape from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he endured on Christmas Island. The memoir also detailed his early work as a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon.

In Going Back, Munjed shares first-hand stories of the people he helped and the lives he changed, told through his unique perspective as a former refugee returning to his homeland.

Hear about Munjed’s emotional return to Iraq 18 years after he left, where he used his medical techniques to change the lives of injured soldiers, police and civilians who had lost limbs through the horrific war against ISIS.

Talking Ideas: Meet Munjed Al Muderis is a World Science Festival Brisbane Affiliate Event

 

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