After The Tampa
Abbas Nazari In Conversation With Aarti Betigeri
Escaping the Taliban as a young child, adrift for weeks at sea, bestselling author and Fulbright scholar Abbas Nazari shares his incredible story of fleeing his homeland to build a new life at the bottom of the world.
Bestselling author and speaker Abbas Nazari fled the Taliban in Afghanistan as a child and was resettled in New Zealand after his family was rescued by the Tampa container ship in 2001. In 2019, Abbas was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the United States, where he graduated with a Masters in Security Studies from Georgetown University, Washington DC. His memoir, After the Tampa: From Afghanistan to New Zealand, is a #1 bestseller.
Aarti Betigeri is a multi-platform journalist and former foreign correspondent based in Canberra. She is a correspondent for Monocle magazine and contributes to various local and foreign media outlets. She recently returned to Australia after almost a decade in India. Before moving to India, she was a television news journalist and presenter with the ABC and SBS.