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Saturday, June 13 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Who can guess the moment? Jewish poets from Sri Lanka, India and Congo

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Poets make singular observers of their lives and times. Meet three Jewish poets whose legacy (in the case of the late Ranasinghe and Ezekiel) and work (in the case of Habib) has been to capture their very different diaspora perspectives in stanza and verse. Spanning Germany and England during the Shoah, the heyday of the Indian advertising industry and ghosts of the Judiera of Rhodos, these poets and their writing each tell us essential truths about being Jewish.

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Issac Habib

I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Jewish parents who immigrated there from the Island of Rhodes, part of Greece since 1947.I am partly retired from teaching French, Spanish , history and geography in secondary school .For the last nine years, I have been going to Rhodes... Read More →
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Andrew Harris

Andrew is a writer and photographer based in Melbourne with an interest in stories of Jewish communities off the beaten path.

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm AEST