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Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah

Palestinian-Egyptian Muslim writer, academic, and advocate

Randa Abdel-Fattah is a Palestinian-Egyptian Muslim writer, academic, anti-racism and Palestine advocate, former lawyer, and the multi-award-winning author of 11 books published in over 20 countries. Several of her books have been adapted to the stage in the US and Australia. Her multi-award-winning children’s novel, 'Where the Streets Had A Name,' set in Palestine, is on the Australian national curriculum and was among New York Library’s top 100 books. It was adapted to the stage by the Monkey Baa theater company and performed in front of Australian schools. Randa is also a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University. Her latest book is 'Coming of Age in the War on Terror.' Randa lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and four children.