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Gala Night of Storytelling 2016: The Book that Changed Me: Kon Karapanagiotidis
‘I felt so lost, and I was so desperate to fit in.’
At this year’s Gala Night of Storytelling, ten of Australia’s best thinkers, entertainers and storytellers shared how and why certain books have shaped their thinking.
In this episode, Kon Karapanagiotidis recalls his discovery, at age 14, of Martin Luther King's Strength to Love – a book which 'didn't just change my life, but kinda saved my life'.
What’s the book that changed you – and why?
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Kon Karapanagiotidis is the CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the largest independent human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. They assist thousands of people each year, with the help of over 1200 volunteers and 125 staff.