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Award winning author Hanifa Deen enters the wonderful world of the archives and discovers a tribe of men with a hidden history - men whose stories are rarely told: the 'Ghans', cameleers, 'sepoys', hawkers, herbalists, and pearl divers, known collectively as 'Mohammedans' in early Australian history.

'Mahomet Allum, wonder herbalist and ladies' man, bush battler Ali Abdul, the feisty Afghan Rock men, and Sam the republican pearl diver, are some of Deen's 'men from the archives'. To others they are troublemakers and 'lustful aliens'. Unwelcome and a threat to Australian workers, these are the dark strangers in the days of the White Australia Policy, when race was used to classify people and bar them from entering the country.

'This fascinating collection of narratives combines Deen's gift for storytelling with history and nostalgia as she takes the reader back into Australia's past. These stories may even help explain some of the moral ambiguities and strange ironies that trouble us today.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of my sister Jennett Ward.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2011 .
      Extent: xii, 164p.p.
      ISBN: 1742582583 (pbk), 9781742582580 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Book Review : Ali Abdul V The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Scott Poynting , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Intercultural Studies , vol. 34 no. 6 2013; (p. 742-744)

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Untitled C. Riley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Descent , December vol. 41 no. 4 2011; (p. 184)

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Untitled Wendy Alexander , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Off the Shelf : Stories Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 23 July 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Muslim Stories From a White Australia Sarah Drummond , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , July 2011;

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Off the Shelf : Stories Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 23 July 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Untitled Wendy Alexander , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Untitled C. Riley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Descent , December vol. 41 no. 4 2011; (p. 184)

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Muslim Stories From a White Australia Sarah Drummond , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , July 2011;

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
Book Review : Ali Abdul V The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Scott Poynting , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Intercultural Studies , vol. 34 no. 6 2013; (p. 742-744)

— Review of Ali Abdul v The King : Muslim Stories from the Dark Days of White Australia Hanifa Deen , 2011 selected work biography
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