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Yassmin Abdel-Magied


Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian author, engineer and social justice advocate.

Sudan’s 2019 revolution that toppled Omar al-Bashir feels like a distant memory in the face of the current violent crisis that's displaced over a million people. The lack of global response makes it all the more painful, writes Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

02 June, 2023

Haitians and reparations activists have long highlighted the injustice by Western imperial powers following Haiti’s independence in 1804, but it seems to become ‘news’ only when platforms like the New York Times report on it, Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

30 May, 2022

Despite the BBC’s imperial history, the casting of Scottish-Rwandan actor Ncuti Gatwa as the next Doctor Who should be celebrated as a step in the right direction for addressing the long-standing absence of Black leads, writes Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

16 May, 2022

Following his purchase of Twitter, Elon Musk arrogantly thinks that he can ‘fix’ the platform and save democracy as we know it, but his history of undermining human rights and free speech, make him an unworthy candidate, writes Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

29 April, 2022

Ramadan TV series have played a powerful role in depicting the social and political struggles across the Arab-speaking world, they have also been used by states like Egypt as a propaganda tool to revise history, writes Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

15 April, 2022

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslims are encouraged to reflect on their hopes for the weeks of fasting and prayer, but the traps of neo-liberal spirituality are everywhere, writes Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

31 March, 2022

Author and advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied's fortnightly column on culture, politics and society for The New Arab. This week, Yassmin delves into the history of exploration and travel, where she reconciles her own travel experiences with past ones.

18 March, 2022

Despite being hindered by a nationwide internet blackout, the Sudanese people have shown inspiring levels of fortitude in adversity with their will to be heard and enact change in their homeland – both on the ground and in the diaspora.

12 November, 2021

This piece was going to be about the success of the current Sudanese uprising, but we are not quite there yet, writes Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

12 April, 2019