My Story, My Way


Winnie Dunn + Sione Filipe Totau + Michael Mohammed Ahmad

slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library

Main Festival

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Winnie Dunn

Winnie Dunn

Winnie Dunn is Tongan-Australian writer from Mount Druitt. She is the general manager of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and the editor of several critically acclaimed anthologies including Sweatshop Women (2019) and Another Australia (2022). Winnie's debut novel is Dirt Poor Islanders (2024).

Sione Filipe Totau

Sione Filipe Totau

Sione Filipe Totau, known as Mano, was one of six Tongan boys who spent 15 months marooned on a Pacific island.

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founding director of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and editor of After Australia (Affirm Press, 2020). His debut novel, The Tribe (Giramondo, 2014), won the 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists of the Year Award. His second novel, The Lebs (Hachette, 2018) received the 2019 NSW Premier's Multicultural Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award. His latest novel is The Other Half of You (Hachette, 2021).



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