Sunday, January 24, 2010

Launch of Donna Mulhearn's Book 29 January 2010


Murdoch Books and The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at The University of Sydney are delighted to invite you to the launch of Donna Mulhearn’s first book, Ordinary Courage

To be launched by journalist and author Antony Loewenstein

Date: Tuesday 2nd February Time: 6.00-8.00pm Venue: Footbridge Theatre, The University of Sydney Parramatta Road, Camperdown Please RSVP by 29th January to claireg@murdochbooks.com.au

‘In this powerful memoir, Donna Mulhearn’s courage and principles stand in damning contrast to the lies told in our name. I salute her.’

John Pilger

All those who know Donna or have heard her speak will be delighted that the book is finished and published, you are invited to come along and make the book launch a great celebration!

2 comments:

Damian Lataan said...

Good luck with the book Donna and well done!

Tony said...

The Brisbane Launch of Donna's book was a night of inspiration and challenge. The inspiration came from Donna's story and the introduction by Dave Andrews. The challenge came in Donna's refrain to find your purpose.

I have started reading "Ordianry Courgae" as my text for this Holy Week in the Christian Calendar. The book is more than a diary of courage. It is a pilgrim's journal that challenges the dominant cultural values of my Aussie heritage as a white male.

Donna writes with the keen eye of a journalist tempered by the compassion of a heart formed in disciplined meditation.

Ordinary Courage is not an easy read. It brings tears and anger as much as joy and hope in the unfolding of the dreadful days leading up to the Invasion of Iraq.

I haven't finished reading yet. However, I know that the end of the book will be an invitation to my own exploring of my ability to live with "Ordinary Courage" in my shpere of influence among family friends and neigbbours