Meet author Amani Haydar to discuss her book 'The Mother Wound'

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Amani Haydar suffered the unimaginable in 2015 when she lost her mother in a brutal act of family violence perpetrated by her father.

Five months pregnant at the time, her own perception of how she wanted to mother (and was mothered) was shaped by this devastating murder.

In the aftermath, Amani and her siblings were faced with the loss of both parents - their father, Haydar Haydar, was charged and sentenced to 18 years behind bars.

Amani Haydar is an artist, lawyer, mum and advocate for women's health and safety based in Western Sydney.

Amani's writing and illustrations have been published in ABC News Online and SBS Life and her self-portrait Insert Headline Here was a finalist in the 2018 Archibald Prize.

Amani uses visual art and writing to explore the personal and political dimensions of abuse, loss, identity and resilience.

Amnesty International North East Metro Group and Eltham Bookshop invite you to meet author Amani Haydar to talk about her new book ‘The Mother Wound’ via a digital conversation.

Registrations are essential - book online here.

This event is being held as part of the global ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’.

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  • Tuesday, 30 November 2021 | 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM


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