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Mawunyo Gbogbo at Kinokuniya Sydney

Mawunyo Gbogbo at Kinokuniya Sydney

Time & date

7:00pm - 8:00pm, 8th June 2022


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Level 2, 500 George Street, Opposite QVB, Sydney, NSW 2000


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Join Mawunyo Gbogbo, as she discusses her powerful and big-hearted memoir, Hip Hop & Hymns.

About this event

Join ABC journalist and Double J reporter, Mawunyo Gbogbo, as she discusses her new and powerful big-hearted memoir about growing up African Australian in a regional town and taking on the odds to find your place in the world.

Hip Hop & Hymns follows the life of church-going hip hop fanatic Mawunyo Gbogbo, whose family immigrated from Ghana to the sleepy mining town of Muswellbrook, NSW. We accompany Mawunyo as her love of storytelling and budding journalism career takes her to the epicentre of hip hop - New York City - where she confronts unexpected demons from her past, all the while yearning for her one true love, bad boy Tyce Carrington.

Mawunyo is a brave new voice on the topic of race and identity in Australia, sharing the trials and triumphs she’s endured from childhood and every rung along the way up the media ladder.

7pm arrivals for 7:05pm start.


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About the author:

Mawunyo Gbogbo is a music and pop culture reporter for Double J and ABC News.

She has worked as a journalist for ABC NewsRadio, and worked a stint as a reporter for the flagship ABC Audio Current Affairs programs – AM, The World Today and PM. Mawunyo has also worked as a Segment Producer for The Today Show on the Nine Network and as an Associate Producer for Insight on SBS TV, where she won a United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award for Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Children’s Rights and Issues. Her writing has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald.

She has a Bachelor of Arts (Communication – Journalism) from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Technology Sydney.

She was born in Ghana, raised in the NSW Hunter Valley and now calls Sydney home.


Date and time

Wed., 8 June 2022

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEST


Books Kinokuniya

The Galeries Level 2

500 George Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Hip Hop & Hymns
A memoir of loving hard, falling apart and fighting back, set to an unrivalled playlist.
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