Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:00

Long way ahead from Adi Ghehad

An evening with Teame Mebrahtu and Stan Hazell, author of Long Way from Adi Ghehad: Journey of an asylum seeker (Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers).

Teame Mebrahtu was a prominent teacher trainer in Eritrea until he was forced to leave in the 1970s due to threats to his life. He was granted asylum in Britain. He became a senior academic at the Bristol Graduate School of Education and adviser to international students, many of whom are now leading educators in their own countries.

While the Eritrean liberation war raged, he raised support for refugees fleeing to camps in Sudan, and he trained teachers in the schools set up in caves in liberated parts of Eritrea. In Britain he is acknowledged as an expert on multicultural and development education, and the needs of refugees. He organised a major conference on ‘Learning from the South’ to explore the contribution of the developing countries to the developed world. His reflections on ‘living with difference’ point the way for diverse communities to come together.

Stan Hazell worked for 40 years as a print and broadcast journalist in South Wales and the West of England.

‘Stories of outstanding people who rise from humble beginnings to noteworthy citizens of the world form part of the most uplifting areas of literature. This account is undoubtedly part of that pantheon.’
Professor Malcolm Johnson, University of Bristol

‘A valuable resource for those seeking to understand the issues of immigration, the conflicting forces facing asylum seekers, and the challenges for countries where they gain sanctuary.’
Henleaze and Westbury Voice

‘This account is a salutary illustration of one man’s reasons for flight, of his desire to contribute to his host country, of his passion for education. His story shows how people of different cultures can find understanding and common ground.’
Fleur Houston, Reform Magazine

When: 22 February, 6.30pm refreshments | 7pm start | 9pm close

Where: 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD

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