Growing Up Muslim in Australia
Muslim people in Australia come from over seventy countries and represent a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. Yet we are constantly bombarded by media stories feeding one negative stereotype. What is it really like to grow up Muslim in Australia? In this book, famous and not-so-famous Muslim-Australians tell their stories in their own voices.
The beard, the hijab, the migrant - these are all familiar images associated with Muslim people. But delve deeper and there are many other stories: the young female boxer entering the ring for her first professional bout; a ten-year-old boy who renounces religion; a young woman struggling to reconcile her sexual identity with her faith. These honest and heartfelt stories will resonate with all readers, providing different snapshots of Muslim life in Australia, dispelling myths and stereotypes, and above all celebrating diversity, achievement, courage and determination.
Short Listed for the CBCA Book of the Year and Eve Pownell Award for Information Books, 2015
Edited by Amra Pajalic and Demet Divaroren
List of contributors: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Michael Mohammed, Ahmad Tanveer, Ahmed Ali Alizadeh, Amal Awad, Tasneem Chopra, Arwa El Masri, Hazem El Masri, Bianca Elmir, Sabrina Houssami, Alyena Mohummadally, Irfan Yusuf
- Author: Demet Divaroren and Amra Pajalic
- ISBN: 9781760875077
- Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
- Date of Publication: February 2019
- Number of Pages: 240
- Product Dimensions (cm): 13.8 x 20.8