When Elephants Fight - Refugee Author's Second Novel - Hope 103.2

When Elephants Fight – Refugee Author’s Second Novel

Majok Tulba has overcome the trauma of fleeing the war between north and south sudan living in refugee camps and relocation as to australia as a refugee. He has vivid memories of the African sky and the stories he was told as a child he has become a multi award winning novelist and his second novel When Elephants Fight taps into the experiences he lived in refugee camps.

By Anne RinaudoWednesday 18 Jul 2018Open House InterviewsCultureReading Time: 1 minute

Listen: Majok Tulba in conversation with Stephen O’Doherty.

Majok Tulba was born in South Sudan and came to Australia in 2001 at the age of 16.  In between he lived in refugee camps.

His first novel, Beneath the Darkening Sky, won the 2014 Kathleen Mitchell Award. It was also shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Commonwealth Book Prize, and a New South Wales Premier’s Award.

Majok Tulba was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald‘s Best Young Novelists of the Year in 2013, and he is also the recipient of a New South Wales Premier’s CAL Literary Centre Fellowship.

When Elephants Fight  is a coming-of-age novel based on Majok Tulba’s experiences in a Sudanese refugee camp. It is a compelling second novel from Tulba and demonstrates the immense power of hope.

Cover of 'When ELephants Fight

Cover of ‘When ELephants Fight” and the author Majok Tulba

Hope 103.2 is proudly supported by

To listen to the podcast of this conversation click the red play button at the top of the page, or you can subscribe to Open House podcasts in iTunes and they will appear in your feed.