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Closing event - The Diar Panel

The word ‘Diar’ translates from the Dinka language, meaning ‘Women’. The Diar Panel brings together South Sudanese writers and artists to explore literature, identity, belonging, community and the complexities of womanhood. Join in amplifying the shared experiences of women and how dialogue can be used as a tool to explore life’s many facets and meaning.  

Featuring: Nanchok Santino Chol, Sobur Dhieu, Rhoda Makur, Awak Rech Kongor, Flora Chol

An Auslan Interpreter will be translating the session.

About our panel: 

Nanchok Santino Chol is an emerging artist, curator and writer living and working in Wurundjeri Country. Nanchok's multidisciplinary practice is rooted in curating intentional art that aims to amplify identities, stories, culture and spaces within the community. Nanchok is a South Sudanese woman who draws inspiration from her heritage, upbringing and digital archives.

Rhoda Makur is an unapologetic South Sudanese multidisciplinary artist living on Wurundjeri country. Central to their work are themes of mental health, identity, healing, community, language, and culture. Rhoda believes in the healing power of words, both written and spoken.  

Sobur Dhieu is a South Sudanese-Australian emerging writer. She enjoys reading and writing fiction recreationally and uploading her work to online writing communities where she engages with an international audience. Sobur has continued to explore a passion for creative writing in her Bachelor of Arts degree, experimenting with non-fiction genres to unravel themes of culture, identity, love and the second-generation refugee experience.

Flora Chol is a Melbourne based South Sudanese writer, poet and devoted mother of two boys. Flora is the author of Tomorrow’s Dream, her debut poetic anthology which was published in 2018. Flora is a passionate community advocate, who dedicates her time to working in the community, in particular the education and youth services sector. Flora is currently completing her Master of International Community Development at Deakin University and writing her first children’s book.

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Event Date Saturday 25 Mar, 2023 6:30 pm
Event End Date Saturday 25 Mar, 2023 8:00 pm
Available place 38
Location Sunshine Library - 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

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