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Lamisse Hamouda Lamisse Hamouda i(17743813 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Egyptian
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Lamisse Hamouda is an Australian-Egyptian poet and writer.

She has worked as a youth worker, and human rights activist. In 2018, she campaigned for her father's wrongful imprisonment in Cairo, Egypt.

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y separately published work icon The Shape of Dust Neutral Bay : Pantera Press , 2023 26241303 2023 single work autobiography 'In 2018, on his way to a family holiday in Cairo, Australian-Egyptian citizen Hazem Hamouda disappears without warning, going missing somewhere between landing and customs. His eldest daughter, Lamisse, has recently moved to Egypt armed with a scholarship to the American University of Cairo, and overnight her world is turned upside down. With little Arabic and even less legal knowledge, she finds out her father has been arbitrarily arrested. Going up against the notorious Egyptian prison system, Lamisse discovers that the Australian embassy provides shockingly little support to dual citizens arrested abroad. Shouldering the responsibility of her father's welfare, Lamisse learns to navigate both deeply flawed systems, and freeing Hazem involves a reckoning with the two countries she's called home, coming to terms with the prejudice and racism of the country she grew up in and the corruption in the country she was hoping to reconnect with. Told with exquisite intimacy by both father and daughter, The Shape of Dust is an Australian story unlike any other, and the striking debut of a writer of incredible nuance, insight and talent.' (Publication summary)
2024 shortlisted National Biography Award
2024 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Multicultural NSW Award
2024 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Non Fiction Book designed by George Saad.
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