Hear Olympia talk about how in 1955, Giannoula and Fotios Panagiotopoulos left Greece with the dream of providing a better life for their children. Australia, it was rumoured, was a land of opportunity where hard work brought reward. Leaving behind family and friends, they set off to make a new home on the other side of the world.
Half a lifetime later, under the shade of a fig tree and in the dappled Melbourne sunlight, their daughter Olympia penned a compelling insight into the lives of migrant families and what it means to live a life shaped by dualities of culture, language and landscape. An evocative exploration of the ties that bind, Beneath the Fig Leaves weaves an irresistible tapestry of family, food and history to stir the heart and senses.
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED.
The conversation will be available online through the Hume Libraries Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/humelibraries.