Back to All Events

LOST CAUSE

jeff-sparrow-by-paul-armour_cropped_230x250.jpg

📅 SATURDAY 11 AUGUST
🕑 4.30pm-5.15pm
📍 ENGINE ROOM
👤 Jeff Sparrow with Cate Kennedy

For Jeff Sparrow, writing about the magnificent singer Paul Robeson meant telling a “ghost story”, where what happened to this brave, perplexed man haunts the present with its tragic consequences. Obstinate he may have been, but it was Robeson’s strengths, rather than his weaknesses, that have led to him virtually disappearing from history. Cate Kennedy talks to Jeff about why he chose to write about this American singer and what he learnt about politics and commitment along the way.

Festival Pass or Saturday Pass


Earlier Event: August 11
A COMPLICATED AUSTRALIAN
Later Event: August 11
Surviving words