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The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama Julie Szego

The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama

Julie Szego

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ISBN : 9780987381149
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242 pages
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How did a young Somali man end up in gaol for the rape of a woman he had never met, in an over-28s nightclub he was too young to be admitted to, in a Melbourne suburb he had never visited? In the style of literary non-fiction comes a gripping trueMoreHow did a young Somali man end up in gaol for the rape of a woman he had never met, in an over-28s nightclub he was too young to be admitted to, in a Melbourne suburb he had never visited? In the style of literary non-fiction comes a gripping true story that will appeal to mystery, crime and ‘CSI’ aficionados and anyone interested in justice for all, in the midst of cultural diversity.In 2010, nearly 18 months after Jama’s incarceration, his conviction was overturned when a mother’s profound faith in her son’s innocence, a prosecutor’s tenacious pursuit of truth and justice and a defence lawyer’s belief in his client, brought forth revelations that overturned one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Victorian legal history,Written by journalist and former lawyer, Julie Szego, The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama is an intriguing and confronting story about the heartache of migration and the trials of integration, cultural taboos, prejudice and gender wars.Shortlisted: Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2015