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    Local Author: Kirsty Nancarrow

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    Join local author Kirsty Nancarrow as she discusses her book, Himalayan Dreams: The Story of Som Tamang.

    Som Tamang's incredible journey is not just a tale of survival; it's a mission to protect girls in Nepal from human trafficking and child marriage. His courage and benevolence shine through, inspiring us all to pursue our dreams and make a positive impact on the world. Som is a true hero of the Himalayas, who triumphed against seemingly insurmountable odds. 

    His story, penned by award-winning former ABC journalist Kirsty Nancarrow, is a testament to the incredible strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of hope. Overcoming extreme poverty, child slavery, a tiger attack, a critical head injury and civil war, Som Tamang's tenacity led him to Australia. Through hard work and a touch of serendipity, he carved out a brighter future for generations to come. 

    Books will be available for purchase on the day. Payment via card transaction or cash. 

    Free, bookings required.

    Tea & coffee on arrival.

    Enquiries: 8495 5028 or

    Kirsty Nancarrow is an award-winning journalist and business owner (eMotion Video Training & Production) who grew up in Sydney and now lives in Cairns. She started her journalism career in Sydney and went on to work for the ABC for 15 years, including several periods working for ABC News and Current Affairs in Sydney. During that time she interviewed Som Tamang for the ABC after the 2015 Nepal earthquake and was inspired to write his biography after volunteering for a month in his village, Batase, Nepal. She founded Women in Media Far North Queensland and has served on the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Federal Council.

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