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Amal Awad


Amal Awad is a Sydney-based journalist and author. In Australia, she is a columnist for SBS Life and has worked as a producer for ABC Radio National. Her latest non-fiction book, Beyond Veiled Clichés, explores the lives of Arab women.

Comment: Israel's masterful use of story in its war against Palestinians demonstrates how language is a powerful weapon in an unequal conflict, writes Amal Awad.

07 June, 2018

Feature: A filmmaker hopes a new series of recorded oral histories of elders in pre-1948 Palestine will preserve culture and history in the region, writes Amal Awad.

02 May, 2018

Comment: Natalie Portman's recent comments fail to mention Palestinians, and imply she doesn't inherently have a problem with Israel and its occupation, writes Amal Awad.

26 April, 2018

Comment: The voices of women from ethnic minorities are not trusted as authorities in their own lives. Arab women can - and do - speak for themselves, writes Amal Awad.

06 April, 2018

Comment: When it comes to war, we're not only allowed to take sides, it’s positively expected. In Palestine, however, we're told that the occupied are the criminals, writes Amal Awad.

29 March, 2018

Comment: Minority storytellers are on the rise. The challenge for audiences lies in seeing them as creatives in their own right, not novelties, writes Amal Awad.

06 March, 2018

Comment: Ahed Tamimi’s arrest isn't unique; she's one of many children detained in prison, but the lacklustre response from the West is telling, writes Amal Awad.

03 January, 2018

Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should be seeking, not religious sovereignty, writes Amal Awad.

14 December, 2017

Comment: Ongoing efforts to delegitimise Palestine mean that investing in everyday Palestinian culture is as important and relevant as ever, writes Amal Awad.

30 November, 2017

Comment: It's difficult to see the inclusion of Muslims in ad campaigns as little more than a cynical marketing exercise being portrayed as a socially conscious one, writes Amal Awad.

15 November, 2017