Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group

Promoting understanding of, and respect for, human rights

Robin de Crespigny, author


Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group


Robin de Crespigny

Author of the award-winning book

"The People Smuggler: The True Story of Ali Al Jenabi"

Queensland Literary Award 2012 best non fiction book
Long listed for the Walkley Book Award

Monday, 19 November at 3.30pm

Dromana Community Hall

359A Point Nepean Road between Codrington and Verdon Sts.

Robin de Crespigny conducted three years of meticulous research to record the epic journey undertaken by one man to find a safe place in the world for his family.

Ali Al Jenabi became a people smuggler to get his family to safety. His legal battles with the Federal Government to acquire his own freedom made headlines.

“The People Smuggler” bears honest witness to a lifetime of extraordinary events while revealing the universal emotions and internal processes at the heart of the life-changing moral choices Ali made as he strived to save so many others.

Robin will talk about her travel to Indonesia to retrace Ali’s steps, to Darwin to dig up material from a year of legal trials, and hundreds of hours in conversations with Ali himself.

Afternoon tea will be served after the presentation.

Supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire