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Josef Schovanec, Writer, Philosopher & Autism Activist


Tue 14 Mar 2017, 2:00pm

Where: University of Canterbury, 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: AF-Christchurch

The Alliance Française Christchurch is delighted to invite you to the presentation of 2017 French resident at Randell Cottage, Josef Schovanec. Writer, Philosopher, Autism Activist.

Open to all.

Josef Schovanec will talk about his book Travels in Autistan and takes us from the great bazaar of Tabriz in Iran to the Transylvanian cemeteries, through the mythical train linking Djibouti to Addis Ababa and the gastronomy of Baluchistan's tribal areas.He will talk about his books on autism and read some selections to the audience.

Followed by a question-and-answer session with some drinks and nibbles.

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