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International Journalist Book Signing

Rory OKeefeInternational journalist Rory O'Keeffe (a former Holy Family High School student) will be at The Olde Bookshop, 54 Brow Lane, Formby, from 10.30am-12.30pm this Saturday (3rd October).

He'll be there to sign copies of his latest book  The Toss of a Coin: voices from a modern crisis.

The book is primarily made up of first-person accounts from refugees from across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, from combatants in the first Libyan Civil War, and people displaced by that conflict, along with some accounts about living in a refugee camp and then a nation devastated by war.

The book closes with analysis of the events in Libya and Tunisia since the 'Arab Spring', which have shaped the North Africa and Mediterranean region and placed it at the centre of the international refugee emergency - the gravest crisis of our age.

To buy a copy of the book, and speak to Rory about his experiences and the wider crisis, just drop by the shop on Saturday morning.

About Rory:

Rory is an international reporter with newspaper and broadcast experience, who lived and worked at Choucha refugee camp, Tunisia, then Sirte, Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya, in the immediate aftermath of the first Libyan Civil War (February-October 2011).

He is an expert on North Africa and the Middle East, including the plight of the refugees in the region, and is available for interview, analysis, opinion and comment on these and related topics.

You can contact him through his representative at Hygge Media, on, or on 077791227303.