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Egyptian radio show - 3rd August 2015, interview with Joseph Wakim, author of - What My Daughters Taught me, published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $32.99, on sale now and in eBook

Jerry Guirguis interviews Joseph Wakim, Order of Australia Medal for public campaigns to redress the roots of racism in 2001, 600+ opinion pieces published in all major Australian newspaper, tonight Mr Wakim will be talking to us about his newly released book – What my daughters taught me, here on 96.5FM - the Egyptian radio show [ Monday 3rd August 2015, 6:30pm Melbourne ].

6:30pm – Our special guests tonight is Joseph Wakim Author and a great Dad role model, his latest book – What My  daughters taught me, it’s  a book i should’ve had access to 16 years ago, bringing up my kids. published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $32.99, on sale now.


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            In this heart-warming memoir, Joseph Wakim shares his story of bringing up his three daughters singlehandedly after losing his beautiful wife and the girl’s mother, Nadia, to breast cancer in 2003.

            Twelve years on, this is their beautiful story.   Joseph shares candidly his family’s journey, learning the hard and valuable truths about each other – and themselves – along the way.

            Joseph wants dads out there to reclaim & relearn these steps in single parenting.


Q1] How did you go with cooking the family meals at the beginning, and are you Master chef now ?

Q2] Work-Life balance !!!!, Did you spend less time at work to be with your kids ?

Q3] How would your book read if you had a son ?


                Joseph Wakim After studying psychology and social work, he founded the Streetwork Project in Adelaide and the Australian Arabic Council, produced the TV documentary Zero to Zenith, wrote four satirical comedies that were staged in Melbourne, was appointed Victoria's youngest Multicultural Affairs Commissioner, and composed music for his family band, The Heartbeats. He was granted the Violence Prevention Award by Commonwealth Heads of Government in 1996 and the Order of Australia Medal for public campaigns to redress the roots of racism in 2001. 

                His debut book Sorry We Have No Space was 2014 finalist for Australian Christian Book of the Year. He has had over 600 opinion pieces published in all major Australian newspapers and was finalist at the United Nations Association of Australia - Media Award 2014 for creating a 'voice for the voiceless'.


Jerry Guirguis


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