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Michael Mohammed Ahmad is an actor, writer. He has been the writing coordinator at Bankstown Youth Development Service and editor of Westside.

Awards for Works

The Tribe 2014 selected work novella

'The Tribe is a collection of three novellas portraying significant aspects in the life of an extended Muslim Lebanese-Australian family with its roots in the suburb of Lakemba in Western Sydney.The first novella describes the family house, and the three generations who live, often in some discord, in its rooms; the second explores the marriage of the boy’s uncle, and the threatened appearance of an estranged branch of the family at the ceremony. The third rounds off the circle, describing the death of the family matriarch, the boy’s grandmother. Together they offer an intimate insight into a community negotiating the conflict between tradition and modernity, and the complex tribal affiliations of the extended family.' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2015 winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2015 shortlisted Voss Literary Prize
2014 shortlisted The Readings New Australian Writing Award
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