Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: Randa Abdel-Fattah interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 4th May 2011

Randa Abdel-Fattah is the author of five novels for young adults and children. Born in Melbourne and now living in Sydney, she is also a regular contributor to the Australian press, writing on Palestine and Australian Muslims. Her book Does My Head Look Big In This describes one Australian girl’s experiences after she decides to start wearing a hijab. Abdel-Fattah’s Where The Streets Had A Name recounts the adventures of two teenagers from Bethlehem who embark on a dangerous journey through Israel’s checkpoints and wall in the occupied West Bank in order to bring one of the girls’ grandmother a jar of soil from the Jerusalem she can no longer visit.

The full article is here.

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