Roger Cohen @ Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

Saturday at 8:30pm -- I love a complex country: Views on Israel

Israel excites, inspires, and vexes. As their hearts beat for Israel, a ground-breaking Israeli screenwriter, a New York Times foreign affairs journalist, a German-Nigerian with a Nazi past and an Australian-Israeli academic and activist, offer their unique vantage points of a country filled with love and loss. Their distinctive journeys take us over the noise of start-ups, felafel and conflict, to illuminate Israel’s complexities. Four writers reflect on 'her beauty and her terror' of a country that stirs our soul. Read more »

Saturday at 4:05pm -- From South Africa to Times Square: In Conversation with Roger Cohen

Roger Cohen's family is like many of ours, but the poetry and wisdom with which he tells their story is distinguished. From Lithuania to South Africa at the turn of the century and under apartheid, to England, the United States and Israel, he reflects upon the history and politics they lived, and the devastating shadow of mental illness. He talks about identity, memory, and writing about foreign affairs for The New York Times. With Vic Alhadeff Read more »

August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Waverley Library
32-48 Denison St
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
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