Author-comedian at Wetherill Park Library

Published Friday, 4th March 2016

Fairfield City Residents have the opportunity to meet comedian and award-winning author Sami Shah at Wetherill Park Library on Wednesday 16 March.

Shah will give a free talk about his book “I, Migrant” and other topics of interest from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

I, Migrant is a humorous and intelligent look into the mind of a comic, in which Shah chronicles his life as a journalist in war torn Karachi and his immigration to outback Australia. The book was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Russell Prize for Humour Writing, and received a starred review in Kirkus magazine.

Shah's style of comedy is often described as sarcastic and acerbic. He covers topics ranging from the Pakistani obsession with fair skin to cultural taboos. Some of his routines have concerned religion and his irritation with the way people behave because of it.

Shah says he is also an illustrator, graphic designer, columnist, husband, father and exhausted. He says he lives in Western Australia, where he’s also battling a "crippling addiction" to meat pies.


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