What’s happening in February for CPJ group.

Discussion Group on “The People Smuggler”:


At once a non-fiction thriller and a moral maze, this book is one man’s epic story of trying to find a safe place in the world. When Ali Al Jenabi flees Saddam Hussein’s torture chambers, he is forced to leave his family behind in Iraq. What follows is an incredible international odyssey through the shadow world of fake passports, crowded camps and illegal border crossings.With enormous power and insight, The People Smuggler, tells a story of daily heroism, bringing to life the forces that drive so many people to put their lives in unscrupulous hands. It is an utterly gripping portrait of a man cut loose from the protections of civilization, attempting to retain his dignity and humanity while taking whatever path he can out of an impossible position.
Awards won:  Queensland Literary Award, 2012
25th Human Rights Award for Literature

* Sat 8 Feb in Nowra (1pm, “Socrates Table” café,

85 Berry St, Nowra. 4 doors from the Roxy Cinema)


* Sat 15 Feb in Wollongong (at 11am, “Tin Shed” café,
364 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul. Near Thirroul library)


* Sat 22 Feb in Kiama (1pm, “Stonewall” café,
8 Manning St, Kiama. Opposite Post Office)

Upcoming PUBLIC MEETINGS in 2014:
* Author of “The People Smuggler” and an Update on the situation of asylum seekers
* Syria
* Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act to allow comments that insult people racially