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Does My Head Look Big in This? - Randa Abdel-Fattah

Does My Head Look Big in This?

Paperback Published: 1st August 2005
ISBN: 9780330421850
Number Of Pages: 340

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The slide opened and I heard a gentle, kind voice: What is your confession, my child?

I was stuffed. The Priest would declare me a heretic; my parents would call me a traitor...

The Priest asked me again: What is your confession, my child?

I'm Muslim. I whispered.

Welcome to my world. I'm Amal Abdel-Hakim, a seventeen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim still trying to come to grips with my various identity hyphens.

It's hard enough being cool as a teenager when being one issue behind the latest Cosmo is enough to disqualify you from the in-group. Try wearing a veil on your head and practising the bum's up position at lunchtime and you know you're in for a tough time at school.

Luckily my friends support me, although they've got a few troubles of their own. Simone, blonde, gorgeous and overweight – she's got serious image issues, and Leila's really intelligent but her parents are more interested in her getting a marriage certificate than her high school certificate!

And I thought I had problems...

About The Author

Randa Abdel-Fattah is twenty-five, and has her own identity hyphens to contend with (Australian-born-Muslim-Palestinian-Egyptian-choc-a-holic). For years Randa has been active in the inter-faith community. She is also a member of a number of Palestinian human rights campaigns, the Australian Arabic council and various Australian Muslim women networks. Randa grew up in Melbourne but now lives in Sydney where she works as a lawyer. She loves travelling to Egypt and Palestine and being spoilt by her relatives. She also loves reading, watching romantic comedies, her husband's sense of humour, getting a seat on the train, and any movie starring Colin Firth.



I've only read the author's latest book When Michael Met Mina and I had to read more of work. So I decided on this book and it will make a great thought provoking yet funny film. We need more Australian-Muslim integrated stories out there to read about and watch on tv and film.

Sale, Victoria


Does My Head Look Big in This?

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ISBN: 9780330421850
ISBN-10: 0330421859
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st August 2005
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.282
Edition Number: 1