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Sat, 10 Aug


Better Read Than Dead

Minney Richani in-conversation with Lamisse Hamouda

Join us with Minney Richani to celebrate the release of Amongst the Grapevines! Minney will be joined by Lamisse Hamouda.

Minney Richani in-conversation with Lamisse Hamouda
Minney Richani in-conversation with Lamisse Hamouda

Time & Location

10 Aug 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

Amongst The Grapevines is a mixed form memoir of poetry, prose and digital illustrations. This multifaceted collection explores a deep and personal connection to the Syrian conflict, those afflicted by it and the sense of misplaced identity it has caused. Amongst The Grapevines uncovers both the beauty and the challenges associated with being part of an Australian-Syrian diaspora, the struggle to understand and belong in both worlds and the migrant experience.

Minney Richani is a writer and artist born and raised in Meanjin/Brisbane between south side and east side. Minney is a single mother with roots in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine and hopes to hold on to and pass down this heritage through dynamic storytelling. Minney’s first publication was a poem that appeared in her local Coffee News in 2010 and her first winning prize was awarded in a high school writing contest. Today she is a multi-award winning writer and her work has appeared in a number of national and international publications and on various media platforms.

Lamisse Hamouda is a writer, poet, youth worker and workshop facilitator. Her first book, The Shape of Dust (Pantera Press, 2023) was co-authored with her father, Hazem Hamouda. Lamisse credits much of her learning and thinking to reading, listening, and collaborations with community, family and friends.


  • Event + Book

    Includes a ticket and copy of Amongst the Grapevines

  • Event Ticket




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