Share an evening with Arwa El Masri whose memoir Tea with Arwa: one woman’s story of faith, family and finding a home in Australia has become a bestseller with its focus on how alike we all are, regardless of faith as we seek safety, love and a sense of home. Arwa was born in Saudi Arabia in 1976 and as the child of Palestinian migrants was a stateless person. Just before her 9th birthday her parents came to Australia to give Arwa and her sisters a place to call home. Although it took some time for Arwa to feel at home in Australia and for her to reconcile her Muslim faith with life as a young woman in Western Sydney she became an Australian citizen in 1990. Part of her fascinating story is her courtship and marriage to legendary Rugby League player Hazem El Masri.
Thursday 16 February 2012 @ 7.30pm
Hurstville City Library cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Bookings 9330 6142 or in person at the Information Desk
Copies of Tea with Arwa will be available for sale & signing