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Jali with Oliver Twist

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Join comedian and writer Oliver Twist in conversation with Caitlin McCartney as they discuss his memoir, Jali.

Jali: noun: a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet, or musician.

Oliver Twist: a charismatic comedian and performer refusing to be defined by his turbulent past.

Oliver Twist was four years old when he and his family fled the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda for Malawi. What followed was a 14 year long journey to freedom, which culminated in Twist moving to Australia and creating his acclaimed one-person show, Jali.

Twist has turned the turmoil he and his family endured into a thrilling adventure of a hero's journey. Powerful, heartbreaking and full of humour, Jali marks the arrival of a dazzling new voice.

Books will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

$5.00 + booking fee

Non-alcoholic refreshments and nibbles on arrival.

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Oliver Twist is a writer and actor. He has toured Australia with his critically acclaimed shows Jali and Griot and appeared on SBS and the ABC. As a comic, he has been chosen to open for some of the best known national and international acts. He has been lauded as a talent by critics and audiences, gaining him award nominations for his work.

Caitlin McCartney is the Co-Founder of AI startup Ralliy. She is extremely passionate about the intersection of the humanities and technology, and is committed to innovation that unlocks human potential.

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