Speaking As A Woman: Stories From Around The World
Saturday 9 June
Diverse 21 Century Voices: We’re All Part Of Something Bigger
Sunday 10 June
Amal is a Sydney-based writer, journalist, author and screenwriter. She is a regular contributor to SBS Life and has written for such publications as ELLE and Frankie and online portals like Daily Life, Sheilas and Junkie. She is also a casual producer for ABC Radio National.
She published her debut novel Courting Samira—a tale of Muslim courtship and coming of age in the modern era in 2010, which was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
She contributed to the anthology Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia, and her second novel This Is How You Get Better was published in 2015. Her latest book, 2017’s Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women is a work of non-fiction that explores the lives of Arab women both in Australia and in the Arab world. Her next book is on ageing and illness in Australia.