‘Letter from my Father’ Book Launch @ Paperchain

johnboy 5 April 2012

Another local author launching their book at Paperchain:

Please join us for the launch of ‘Letter from my Father’ by Dasia Black-Gutman.

The book will be launched by Julia Ryan.

Thursday April 19
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Wednesday April 18
Telephone 6295 6723 or
email info@paperchainbookstore.com.au

‘Letter from my Father’ is a powerful story of a young child’s struggle to survive the loss of her parents, her name and identity. Dasia Black-Gutman tells of her life’s journey from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Poland to Stuttgart in liberated Germany, then to her teenage and adult years in Australia. A letter from her lost father, a message of hope for his daughter written from the abyss of destruction, provides the resilience she needs to move beyond bereavement and displacement to a purposeful life.

Dr Dasia Black-Gutman (whose given name is Ester Hadasa) was born in Poland in 1938, survived the Nazi occupation of her country and at the end of the War escaped with her family to West Germany. At the age of twelve she arrived in Sydney, where she completed her schooling and university studies. She has lectured on Child and Adolescent Psychology, Intercultural Education and the Psychology of Racism at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney for most of her professional life. She considers her seven-year involvement in a teacher education program for indigenous students in remote communities a most rewarding part of her professional life. She is now a psychologist in private practice.

Julia Ryan is currently Councillor of the Canberra & District Historical Society, committee member of the National Foundation for Australian Women, teacher, feminist and a student at the University of the Third Age.


We accept Mastercard, Visa,
and cheques in Australian dollars.
Postage is extra, at cost.
Paperchain Bookstore
34 Franklin Street
Manuka ACT 2603

ph 02 6295 6723
fax 02 6232 6845

email: books@paperchainbookstore.com.au

Web: http://www.paperchainbookstore.com.au

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