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  • Published: 1 August 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761047534
  • Imprint: Ebury Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $35.00
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Jali




'Twist is a star.'
The Sydney Morning Herald

Comedian Oliver Twist was four years old when he and his family fled the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda for Malawi, their exile for the next fourteen years.

Twist has turned the turmoil he and his family endured into a thrilling adventure of a hero's journey. A natural born storyteller, propelled from the cold alleys of a Malawian refugee camp to the warm spotlight of the Australian stage, he vividly describes what it’s like to leave your homeland behind and to have to wait your whole childhood for life to begin.

Powerful, heartbreaking and full of humour, Jali marks the arrival of a dazzling new voice.

  • Published: 1 August 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761047534
  • Imprint: Ebury Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the author

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist is a writer and actor. He has toured Australia with his critically acclaimed shows Jali and Griot, and appeared on SBS and the ABC. As a comic, he has been chosen to open for the best national and international acts. He has been lauded as a talent both by critics and by audiences, gaining him award nominations for his work. For more writing by Oliver, visit https://substack.com/@oliveretwist

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Jali by Oliver Twist

OUT NOW: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/jali-9781761047534 Comedian Oliver Twist was four years old when he and his family fled the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda for Malawi, their exile for the next fourteen years. Twist has turned the turmoil he and his family endured into a thrilling adventure of a hero's journey. A natural born storyteller, propelled from the cold alleys of a Malawian refugee camp to the warm spotlight of the Australian stage, he vividly describes what it’s like to leave your homeland behind and to have to wait your whole childhood for life to begin. Powerful, heartbreaking and full of humour, Jali marks the arrival of a dazzling new voice.