Regulars to the Tuesday Club will remember that Abbas has spoken to us twice. He arrived in New Zealand as an Afghan refugee on the Tampa. He is an impressive young man, and he has just completed a Masters degree in Washington at Georgetown University. While he was studying, he found time, somehow, to write a book. I have read this book and I recommend it to you all as a riveting read. To understand the journey that people take to arrive in New Zealand is humbling.
Abbas will speak to the Tuesday Club in a couple of weeks, probably by zoom. Here’s the cover of his book.
Abbas has asked us to promote this petition
Here’s a great interview of Abbas by Jim Mora on RNZ last Sunday morning: