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Julie Szego: The Tainted Trial Of Farrah Jama

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Event Date: 9 November 2017
Author / Presenters: Julie Szego

In July 2008, 21-year-old Farah Jama, a refugee from Somalia, was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Doncaster nightclub. Precisely how he had carried out the rape in the busy venue was a mystery to everyone. The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama details the compelling account of Jama’s incarceration, followed by the eventual overturning of one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Victorian legal history.

Join journalist Julie Szego in conversation with Andrew Nette.

Julie has spent over 12 years at The Age newspaper where she has held various roles, including social affairs reporter, senior writer, leader writer and now fortnightly columnist. She is currently a freelance journalist and senior Fairfax columnist, writing on a wide range of social, cultural and gender issues and also teaches university courses in writing and journalism at Monash University. The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama is her first book and was shortlisted for the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction.

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