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Growing Up Arab-Australian


Randa Abdel-Fattah + Sara Saleh + Sara El Sayed

QAG Lecture Theatre

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Randa Abdel-Fattah

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Australian Muslim Palestinian academic researching race and Islamophobia at Macquarie University. She is also the multi-award winning author of 11 books whose young adult and children’s books are published in over sixteen countries. She is currently adapting her debut novel Does My Head Look Big In This? as a feature film. She is co-editor of the 2019 anthology, Arab Australia Other: Stories on Race and identity. She lives in Sydney with her husband and four children.

Sara Saleh

Sara Saleh

Sara Saleh is an award-winning Arab-Australian poet and long-time campaigner for refugee rights and racial justice who has worked with human rights organisations in Australia and across the Middle East.

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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Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr is a bisexual Arab-Australian poet. His debut collection, These Wild Houses (2017), was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Kenneth Slessor Prize. His poetry has been published in English, Arabic, and Spanish, in numerous journals and anthologies. He placed runner-up in the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and has also been shortlisted for the ACU Poetry Prize, the Story Wine Prize, and the Fair Australia Poetry Prize. Omar has performed his work nationally and internationally.


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