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Randa Abdel-Fattah

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Randa Abdel-Fattah is a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University researching the generational impact of the war on terror on post 9/11 youth and an award-winning author of over 11 novels.

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

From the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and other journalists by Israel, to Western governments' policies that weaponise antisemitism and criminalise BDS, these are all tactics intended to silence Palestine solidarity, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

16 May, 2022

Filled with familiar motifs and sensationalised moral panics over radicalisation, the British government’s Islamophobic plot targeting Muslim schools is the latest chapter in the never ending story of Islamophobia, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

22 March, 2022

The killing of 51 Muslims in Christchurch three years ago is rooted in New Zealand's historical genocide of Indigenous people, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

14 March, 2022

The recent success of the boycott of the 2022 Sydney Festival not only reveals the power of BDS, but also how solidarity and community building is always necessary for victory, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.  

07 March, 2022

Opinion: Randa Abdel-Fattah sets about recording an oral family history as an act of resistance against the apparent inaudibility of Palestine.

18 May, 2021