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Mirandi Riwoe: Sunbirds

Love, loyalties and imminent war in the Dutch East Indies

Mirandi Riwoe (photo credit Tammy Law)
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Thursday 23 May 2024
Event Code: N18
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A colonised land on the eve of invasion, with uprising on the island's horizons.

In the latest novel from ARA Historical Novel Prize winner Mirandi Riwoe, identities and loyalties are called into question as war breaks out in 1940s colonial Indonesia. Exploring the heartbreaking compromises that are made when lives are on the line, Sunbirds unpacks the emotional complexity of Indonesian history.

Be transported to West Java in 1941 with Mirandi as she discusses Sunbirds and her own connection to this piece of the past, in conversation with Michelle Hamadache.
Ryde Library
1 Pope Street (within Top Ryde City shopping centre), Ryde, NSW, 2112