Majok Tulba lives in western Sydney with his wife and children. He is CEO of the charity SudanCare; has had a film as a finalist at Tropfest; and has won a CAL NSW Premier’s Western Sydney Writers’ Fellowship.
Originally from a village near the White Nile in South Sudan, when Tulba was nine years old the Sudanese Armed Forces invaded his village, killing many people including close members of his family. He escaped with his younger brothers and other boys too small to be forced into the SAF. He spent most of his childhood moving between refugee camps along the border of South Sudan and Uganda until he was given an Australian visa at the age of 16 in 2001.
He is an alumnus of the Master of Social Work degree at the University of Sydney, which he completed in 2009.
His novel, Beneath the Darkening Sky published by Hamish Hamilton, was recently been shortlisted for Community Relations Commission Award category of the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
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