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Randa Abdel-Fattah


Randa Abdel-Fattah is a Future Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University researching Arab/Muslim Australian radical social movements from the 1970s to date. She is also the award winning author of over 12 novels.

Randa Abdel-Fattah unpacks how allegations of mass rape have been deployed to justify genocide in Gaza, a phenomenon race-critical feminists have seen before.

30 January, 2024

Across Australia’s political spectrum, Palestinians have been failed as leaders speak about empty humanitarian pauses amidst Israel's killings in Gaza, instead of calling for ceasefire. They have shown their true politics, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

21 November, 2023

Ignoring the decades of occupational violence, Western powers continue to enable Israel's crimes and impunity. But in streets around the world, the Palestinian flag flies high in solidarity with their fight for liberation, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

10 October, 2023

Despite the incessant efforts of the pro-Israel lobby to censor Palestinians and their allies, the festival was a testament to the strength of transnational solidarity between those fighting for liberation around the world, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

05 October, 2023

Australia’s major literary festival is facing backlash as it prepares to host renowned Palestinians writers Susan Abulhawa & Mohammed El-Kurd. Once again Israel’s crimes against Palestinians are absent from the media storm, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

21 February, 2023

Randa Abdel-Fattah recounts how her family’s dispossession and exile from Palestine raised her consciousness regarding the genocide committed against First Nations people in Australia, and showed the importance of solidarity in taking on colonialism.

27 January, 2023

Israel’s attacks on Farha, a film which depicts the events of the Nakba, highlight its fears over losing control of its victim narrative, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

07 December, 2022

As Muslims celebrate Eid al Adha, Randa Abdel-Fattah reflects on the difficulty in seeing Muslim institutions cosy up to the state, especially amidst rising oppression. Such relationships, defined by the war on terror, do not serve Muslims.

08 July, 2022

Australia’s first festival bringing together diverse Muslim women is a radical disruption to the violence meted out against the community, especially considering 85% of Islamophobic abuse is targeted at veiled Muslim women, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

13 June, 2022

Palestinians in Australia, like across the West, are endlessly fighting for their humanity and right to liberation, when Muslim institutions are complicit in normalising pro-Israel politicians, the task is even greater, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

07 June, 2022