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'Randa Abdel-Fattah has a very impressive CV. She is a lawyer, a human rights advocate, a community volunteer, and a researcher – she has a PhD in sociology. And of course, she is a writer. Randa studies Islamophobia, racism and multiculturalism in Australia.' (Introduction)


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    • Randa has a PhD in sociology, and her thesis explored Islamophobia and racism from the perspective of perpetrators. She came up with the idea for When Michael Met Mina while completing fieldwork for the PhD.
    • Randa read Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High and Ann M. Martin’s The Babysitters Club as a young girl, but it was Roald Dahl’s Matilda, John Marsden’s Tomorrow series, and Melina Marchetta’s Looking for Alibrandi that really had an impact on her writing and imagination.
    • At the time of this interview, Randa was reading Domenico Losurdo’s Liberalism: A Counter-History and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad.

    - When asked what other Muslim Australian writers she recommends, Randa mentioned Amal Awad, Sarah Saleh and Osamah Sami’s Good Muslim Boy.

    • Randa supports #LoveOzYA (and so do we).

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    y separately published work icon The Garret : 2017 Nic Brasch (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2017 14750868 2017 series - publisher interview

    A literary podcast and transcript by writers for writers about writers.

    Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2017

    Posted 22 June 2017.

Last amended 4 Oct 2018 12:40:07
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