Randa Abdel-Fattah has worked as a lawyer, human rights advocate and community volunteer with different human rights and migrant and refugee resource organisations. She has a PhD in Sociology and is a researcher on Islamophobia, racism and everyday multiculturalism in Australia. She is currently working on the feature film adaptation of Does My Head Look Big In This?
Randa has used her opinion editorials in newspapers and TV and radio media appearances as a medium for expressing her views about racism, multiculturalism, human rights, the occupation of Palestine and asylum seekers. She is a regular guest at schools around Australia addressing students about her books and the social justice issues they raise. Randa has also been a guest at international writer's festivals.  Randa lives in Sydney with her husband and four children.  

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When Michael Met Mina wins Victorian Premier's Literary Award YA Category and People's Choice Award!

Before Mina, my life was like a completed jigsaw puzzle but Mina has pushed the puzzle onto the floor. I have to start all over again, figuring out where the pieces go.


When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees - standing on opposite sides.
Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother via a refugee camp, a leaky boat and a detention centre.
Michael's parents have founded a new political party called Aussie Values.

They want to stop the boats.
Mina wants to stop the hate.

When Mina wins a scholarship to Michael's private school, their lives crash together blindingly.
A novel for anyone who wants to fight for love, and against injustice.
 

 

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