The Dissident - Fundraiser for Melbourne PEN
You will no doubt be familiar with the horrific story of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi had to return to the Saudi consulate to collect a document. He went there about lunchtime on October 2, 2018 and never came out. His fiancée Hatice Cengiz waited outside for 12 hours.
Khashoggi’s fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together the clues to his brutal murder and expose a global cover-up perpetrated by the very country he loved.
“It’s an astonishing piece of work, both fearless and artful in the way it encompasses and orders layers of information. If our world needs new forms to encompass the complexity of modern life, The Dissident points a way forward. “
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