LITERATURE WEEKEND IN THE CITY
Yuot A Alaak
Father of the Lost Boys is Yuot A Alaak’s memoir of walking across a desert and crossing the Nile River as a child. It is a remarkable testament to his grit and fortitude but it is also an ode to his father, the teacher who led Yuot and 20,000 of the ‘Lost Boys’ on a journey in search of education. Join him as he chats with Rosemary Sayer about his book and his extraordinary experiences.
Yuot A Alaak
Yuot A Alaak is an emerging Western Australian writer whose short story The Lost Girl of Pajomba was anthologised by Margaret River Press in Ways of Being Here. He was a panellist at the 2017 Perth Writers Festival and his memoir Father of the Lost Boys was shortlisted for the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award and was published in 2020.
Yuot is a former child refugee from South Sudan and was part of the globally known ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’. He currently lives in Perth with his family where he works as a mining professional, having attained degrees in the geosciences and engineering. When not writing or mining, Yuot loves to relax with family and friends over a barbecue.
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Sat 20 Feb
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