John Garang i(2 works by) (a.k.a. John Garang Kon)
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 2004
Heritage: Sudanese
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BiographyHistory

One of the young writers in Blacktown Arts Centre's African Theatre Project in the late 2000s, John Garang co-wrote–with Yuol Yuol, Monica Kualba, and Akoi Majak–the play 'Two Ways Diverging'.

He arrived in Australia in 2004, after ten years in a refugee camp in Uganda. Since his arrival in Australia, he has completed a Bachelors in Medical Science (University of Western Sydney). He has worked as a teacher's aide (bilingual support officer) for the Department of Education, as a Sudanese advocate in the Blacktown area, and as a Humanitarian Youth Project Officer.

Awards for Works

My Name Is Sud (Soo-d) , 2010 single work drama

'A family has escaped the conflicts of war in Sudan face the conflicts of freedom in Sydney. Akoi dreams of being a writer. Her brother Machar struggles for a new identity. Their mother Kuei, fears losing her son to the "streets of Blacktown" and to his Australian girlfriend.'

Source: Blacktown Arts Centre website, http://www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/
Sighted: 22/03/2011

2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Community Relations Commission Award
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