The Australian High Commission is proud to be supporting a visit to South Africa by acclaimed Australian author, and medical doctor, Damien Brown. Damien has recently published Band-Aid for a Broken Leg, an account of life as a doctor without borders in Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan from a humanitarian and medical perspective. Mr Brown will travel to Cape Town to attend the Open Book Festival, which will take place from 7 - 11 September 2013.
The Open Book Festival includes a large number of events over 5 days featuring acclaimed international writers such as Ian Rankin, Patrick deWitt and Marli Roode. Damien will participate in a number of Open Book panel sessions and events, the details of which can be found on the Open Book Festival website: http://openbookfestival.co.za/authors/damien-brown/
Damien will be participating in a number of community outreach events during his visit including a reading and Q&A session at Claremont High School and a public speaking at the University of Cape Town. Damien will also be holding interviews with SABC 2, SAFM and Sunday Times and will feature as a keynote speaker at a Doctors Without Borders fundraising dinner on 12 August.
The Australian High Commission is delighted to be supporting Australian author, and doctor, Mr Damien Brown through our public diplomacy program.
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Helen Mitchell, Third Secretary
Australian High Commission, Pretoria
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