Sami Shah: The Islamic Republic of Australia

Tuesday 25th July, 7.30pm
Big Theatre
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Book Launch, Comedy and Q&A

From hijabs to jihad and everything in between – Muslims down under today

What is Halal? A country bordering Shariahland, or a method of preparing food? Do the Five Pillars of Islam comply with modern building codes? Or are they simply a philosophy for living? And if Muslims first arrived in Australia as early as 1800, can they go back to where they came from? Guest interviewer Zoe Norton Lodge joins award-winning comedian and writer Sami Shah for a funny and informative exploration of Islam in Australia.

Fresh from the release of his latest book, Shah takes us behind the stereotypes and generalisations to find out who Australian Muslims are, how they live and what they think.

‘Humour at its most vigorous and unsparing’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘Stylish . . . newsy, bitingly funny’ – Sunday Telegraph
‘Raw, funny and inspiring’ – Wendy Harmer

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event by Gertrude & Alice bookstore.

Running time: 60 minutes

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