City Gallery

Past event

Behrouz Boochani in conversation with Massoud Hossaini and Nicky Hager

Friday 23 September, 6pm

In partnership with 5ever Books, City Gallery Wellington is proud to host this presentation and discussion with Pultizer winning Afghanistani photojournalist Massoud Hossaini.  

A timely and important discussion on the socio-political landscape of Afghanistan, following decades of foreign intervention and the recent take-over by the Taliban. Writer and activist Behrouz Boochani will interview Massoud Hossaini and investigative journalist Nicky Hager. Following the interview will be a presentation by Hossaini discussing his photographic practice. The event will finish with an audience Q&A. 

Continue the conversation over light refreshment provided after the event.  

All are welcome to this free event.  

Massoud Hossaini is a Pulitzer prize winning Afghanistani photojournalist, who fled Afghanistan on the last commercial flight out of Kabul as it fell to the Taliban, on August 15th 2021. Born in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion, he first experienced exile as a six-month-old baby, when his family fled after opposing the communist government. 

Nicky Hager works as an author and investigative journalist. He has written seven books about New Zealand politics, intelligence, public relations, and military subjects including two books on the Afghanistan War: Other People’s Wars; and Hit and Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour. 

Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian writer and cultural activist. He is a Visiting Professor, Birkbeck Law, University of London, U.K, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Social Sciences at University of New South Wales, Australia. His book No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (2018) won the 2019 Victorian Prize for Literature.

This event is made possible with support from City Gallery Wellington, The Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies, and Te Kuaka (formerly New Zealand Alternative).