Meet Munjed Al Muderis

State Library of Queensland

Meet Munjed Al Muderis, an Iraqi refugee who became an internationally-recognised surgeon, as part of State Library of Queensland's fascinating ‘Talking Ideas’ program.

Here's your chance to spend an evening with Australian-based Dr Munjed Al Muderis and hear first-hand his incredible story filled with heartbreak and hope. Following on from his best-selling memoir Walking Free, Munjed shares the next chapter of his extraordinary journey, Going Back.   

Talking Ideas SLQ

Walking Free describes Munjed’s escape from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he endured on Christmas Island. He also details his early work as a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon.

18 years after he left Iraq, Munjed returned to his homeland at the invitation of the Iraqi government. Listen as Munjed describes his emotional homecoming and how he helped change the lives of injured soldiers, police and civilians, who had lost limbs due to the horrific war against ISIS, using his cutting-edge medical techniques. 

Nice to know -  Come along early and enjoy live music, cold beer and wine at the Library Café Bar beforehand.

By Deb Lidster

State Library of Queensland is a valued partner of Must Do


Talking Ideas: Meet Munjed Al Muderis

SLQ Auditorium, Level 2

State Library of Qld

Stanley Pl

South Brisbane

Mar 20 7-8:15pm


3842 9581


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