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Monday, June 14 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Watermill: cultural resistance, and the displacement and belonging of survival

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Arnold Zable will speak of the varied characters that inhabit his latest book, The Watermill, continuing his long-time exploration of themes of displacement and belonging, and the impact of trauma and historical upheaval on the lives of ordinary people. The quartet of stories is set in locations ranging from remote provinces in China and Cambodia, to Eastern Europe and Indigenous Australia. Amongst them is ‘The Republic of the Stateless’, the story of Sonia Lizaron, a modest woman who lived out her final years in Melbourne’s seaside suburb of Elwood, and became the surrogate grandmother of Arnold’s own son. Trained in pre-war Lodz in the art of Yiddish cabaret, she co-founded the remarkable ‘Katzet’ theatre in Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons camp – a troupe which embarked on a tour of Europe, employing their art as an act of resistance, protest, and healing.

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Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed writer, novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate, and the recipient of the 2021 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. His books include Jewels and Ashes, Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, The Fig... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room 7
  Arts culture and literature