nonfictionLab’s David Carlin has a new memoir/biography, The Abyssinian Contortionist, being launched in Melbourne at the Circus Oz Speigeltent on Thursday March 12th at 6 for 6.30pm. (details below).
“Exactly the kind of creative non-fiction Australia needs: Carlin’s sensitive, engaging and articulate portrait of the sassy somersaulting Sosina Wogayehu is a delicate cross-cultural balancing act which will surely be met with thunderous applause.”
Maxine Beneba Clarke, Author of Foreign Soil and The Hate Race
“Quietly compelling and subtly radiant. Sosina is a rock of strength and determination and her biographer David Carlin is a self-deprecating guide who chronicles her tumultuous and triumphant journey from Ethiopia to Australia and back again with rare sensitivity and grace. A timely read for Australians, given the controversial issue of immigration and asylum. I couldn’t put it down.”
Robin Hemley, Author of Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness