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Local Libraries: Randa Abdel-Fattah

Sat 4 Sep, 11am
Nunawading Library

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Join activist, academic and author Randa Abdel-Fattah as she discusses her expansive new work Coming of Age in the War on Terror, the first book of its kind to examine the lives of a generation who have grown up only knowing a world at war on terror. Blending cultural criticism, memoir, research and history in a book hailed ‘a vital work about us, Australians’ (Tony Birch), Abdel-Fattah interrogates the impact widespread Islamophobia, surveillance and suspicion have had on an entire generation. With Sumeyya Ilanbey.


1 hour

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Randa Abdel-Fattah is an academic in the Sociology Department at Macquarie University, a former lawyer, the mother of four children, and the award-winning author of 11 novels, published and translated in over 20 countries. Her latest book is Coming of Age in the War on Terror.

Sumeyya Ilanbey is a state political reporter at The Age.

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