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Growing Up African in Australia


Maxine Beneba Clarke + Sara El Sayed

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

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Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the ABIA and Indie award-winning author of the memoir The Hate Race, the short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the poetry collection Carrying The World, and the picture books The Patchwork Bike, Wide Big World and Fashionista. She is the editor of Best Australian Stories 2017, and Growing Up African in Australia. Maxine is Poet Laureate of The Saturday Paper.

Sara El Sayed

Sara El Sayed

Sara El Sayed is an Egyptian-born freelance writer and Master of Fine Arts student based in Brisbane. Her research focus is digital storytelling by migrant Egyptian women. Her work, both fiction and non-fiction, is influenced by her culture, her family and her identity as a migrant.

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Kathomi Gatwiri

Kathomi Gatwiri

Dr. Kathomi Gatwiri is the author of “African Womanhood and Incontinent Bodies” and an award winning community educator, activist and lecturer from Kenya, currently residing in Australia. Dr. Gatwiri is a social worker and psychotherapist who holds a First Class Honours in Social Work from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne.She has completed a PhD with an interdisciplinary thesis entitled 'African womanhood, Health, Sexuality & Incontinent Bodies. In 2017, Gatwiri was named Young Kenyan of the Year by the Kenya Association of South Australia for her achievements and service in the African community in Australia. She is a regular contributor in SBS, and in the conversation on topics of race, feminism and immigration.


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