Book Launch: Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home

April 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers
4000-1120 Grant Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6

An Evening with Tima Kurdi, author of The Boy on the Beach: My Family’s Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home

Winnipeg launch of The Boy on the Beach: My Family’s Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home (Simon & Schuster Canada) at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium in the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Featuring a conversation hosted by Anne Mahon followed by a book signing.

Tickets are $10 and available at McNally Robinson Booksellers in person or by calling 204-475-0483. All proceeds benefit the Kurdi Foundation.

An intimate and poignant memoir about the family of Alan Kurdi—the young Syrian boy who became the global emblem for the desperate plight of millions of Syrian refugees—and of the many extraordinary journeys the Kurdis have taken, spanning countries and continents. From the jasmine‑scented neighbourhoods of Damascus before the war to the streets of Aleppo during it, to the refugee camps of Europe and the leafy suburbs of Vancouver, The Boy on the Beach is one family’s story of love, loss, and the persistent search for safe harbour in a devastating time of war.

Tima Kurdi is an internationally recognized spokesperson who has partnered with governments, businesses, and citizens worldwide to help raise awareness about the global refugee crisis. She, along with her brother Abdullah, is the co-founder of the Kurdi Foundation. Tima lives with her husband and son in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Visit her online at or follow her on Twitter.

Anne MahonHost Anne Mahon is a local oral history writer and volunteer who is interested in people, their stories and making meaningful connections. Her two books are: The Lucky Ones: African Refugees Stories of Extraordinary Courage and Redemption: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life After Gangs.