Through her novels and essays, Randa Abdel-Fattah examines issue of racism, multiculturalism and human rights in Australia. Together with activist and author Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Randa discusses what contemporary multiculturalism looks like in Australia today.

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Randa Abdel-Fattah (Australian)

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Palestinian Egyptian Muslim writer, former lawyer, anti-racism advocate and Islamophobia scholar. She is a postdoctoral research fellow at Macquarie University researching the generational impact of the war on terror on Muslim and non-Muslim youth. Randa’s books include Coming of Age in the War on TerrorIslamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism. Randa is the multi-award-winning author of 11 novels published in over 20 countries, including multiple translations and stage productions in the US and Australia.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied (International)

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate with a background in mechanical engineering. One of the 2020 LinkedIn Changemakers, Yassmin is a globally sought-after advisor on issues of social justice, focused on race, gender and faith. She has travelled to 24 countries delivering keynotes on inclusive leadership, tackling unconscious bias and achieving substantive change. Yassmin's internationally acclaimed TED talk, 'What does my headscarf mean to you', has been viewed over two million times and was chosen as one of TED's top ten ideas of 2015. Her social and current affairs commentary has appeared in TIME, The Guardian and Teen Vogue as well as a regular on the BBC, Aljazeera, TRT and Monocle 24. Yassmin has published a memoir and two fiction novels and has a number of screenwriting projects in development. Her latest book is Talking About a Revolution.