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Tuesday 5 July 2022
11am to 12pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
Free, bookings essential

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About the presenter

Dr. Tanya Lyons, Moonglow Publishing

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Friends of The State Library:
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Join Dr Tanya Lyons for this month's Books in My Life, a monthly talk given by various influential/intellectuals' presented by the Friends of the State Library. 

Dr Tanya Lyons

Dr. Tanya Lyons

Dr. Tanya Lyons lives in the Adelaide Hills with her family and runs a small independent publishing house “Moonglow Publishing” which she set up during the 2020 global pandemic lockdowns.

In a previous life and career Dr. Tanya Lyons was Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Flinders University for 20 years, where she specialised in teaching and researching African Politics and History.  She was the Managing Editor of the Australasian Review of African Studies (2009-2018) and a member of the executive committee of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific for over 25 years.

Dr. Tanya Lyons’ book Guns and Guerrilla Girls: Women in the Zimbabwean Liberation Struggle (University of Adelaide, 2004) was based on her PhD research conducted in Zimbabwe in the late 1990s.

Dr. Tanya Lyons has written many academic chapters including “Reflections on the Feminist Dilemmas of Fieldwork” (2019); “Post-Independence Africa: Challenges and opportunities” (with David Jolley, 2018); “Education in Australia’s Relationship With Africa” (2013);  “Locating Australian Engagement with Africa” (with David Mickler, 2013); “Australian Foreign Policy Toward Africa” (2012) and “The State of African Studies in Australia” (with Elizabeth Dimock, 2007). 

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A Tuesday Talk - Books in my life by Dr Tanya Lyons

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A Tuesday Talk

Come and hear about the reading journeys of well known South Australians as part of this monthly series.

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