Mark Issacs is a writer, a researcher, a photographer and a community worker. He's also a great friend of Amiculus: The Humble Friend Project!
His first book, The Undesirables: Inside Nauru (Hardie Grant, 2014), is a whistle-blowing account of his work with asylum seekers in Nauru, one of Australia’s notorious offshore detention centres. His second book, Nauru Burning (Editia, 2016), follows up The Undesirables with an investigative report into human rights abuses in Nauru.
In 2017, Mark conducted an investigation into deportations to Afghanistan with the Edmund Rice Centre. The published report, titled 'Responsibility to Protect', paved the way for Mark's later writings in Afghanistan.
Mark’s third book, The Kabul Peace House (Hardie Grant, 2019) is about a community of peace activists in Afghanistan. The book was published by Hardie Grant in Australia in June 2019 and the United Kingdom in August 2019. Mark was to present the Kabul Peace House at his first international literary festival in Berlin in September 2020. The affiliated photography collected, Imagining Peace: A Portrait of Modern Afghanistan, was exhibited in Newcastle Libraries in New South Wales, Australia.
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