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Abbas Nazari from Afghanistan to Aotearoa

Abbas Nazari from Afghanistan to Aotearoa

When:

  • Mon 7 Nov, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where:

Remarkables Primary School, 49 Lake Avenue, Frankton, Queenstown

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.50
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Bestselling author and speaker, Abbas Nazari, fled the Taliban in Afghanistan as a child, and was resettled in New Zealand after his family were rescued by the Tampa container ship in 2001. In 2019, Abbas was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the United States, where he graduated with a Master's in Security Studies from Georgetown University, Washington DC. His memoir, After the Tampa: From Afghanistan to New Zealand (Allen & Unwin, 2021), is a #1 bestseller. Abbas is a sought-after speaker and media commentator, a prominent advocate for refugees, and has recently been named a semi-finalist for the 2022 University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year. Abbas speaks about his journey, overcoming adversity, and how him and his family were able to build a new life in New Zealand.

Abbas has also been nominated for Young New Zealander of the year 2022. https://nzawards.org.nz/awards/young-new-zealander-year/

All tickets include drinks and nibbles.

Book sales & signings will be available available at this event.

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