The tragedy of Liep Gony: Family and community battle for healing

The racially charged murder of 19-year-old Liep Gony in 2007, has torn through the South Sudanese Australian community for more than a decade. Now in the face of extreme media scrutiny, his family are coming to terms with their grief and speaking out against the racism that fuelled Liep’s death and that haunts them daily. Nyawech Fouch, Liep’s younger cousin, now leads youth action group Impact and hopes to change the public perception of her community one act at a time. HARRISON JOHNSTONE tells the story.