Local writer Nokomi Achkar performs spoken word poetry and a reading based on her contribution to Arab Australian Other, a powerful and provoking collection exploring the diverse lived experience of the Arab diaspora in Australia. Stories explore family, ethnicity, history, grief, isolation, belonging and identity. For information and bookings visit […]
In a studio in the back streets of a quiet residential area in Casablanca, an old tradition is being reborn. My curiosity had brought me to a studio called Bachibouzouk, a “cultural space” home to a diverse range of people working on a suite of creative projects. I was here […]
Apps are becoming increasingly popular for Muslims to find their significant other, but they’re also becoming a tool for social evolution and a soft rebellion in the Muslim community. FULL STORY: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/society/2020/2/14/how-muslim-millennials-are-taking-charge-of-their-matchmaking
Abla Kadous started life in Egypt before moving to Australia and helping set up the country’s first welfare service for Muslim women. At 70, she reflects on her career and why she would “never send anyone away”.
The federal government has announced funding for two initiatives aimed at promoting diversity. Two-time AFL premiership player Bachar Houli’s goal to encourage Islamic youth leaders has earned an $850,000 federal grant for a new home. The devout Muslim and Richmond defender will lead youth programs at the Australian Islamic Centre’s […]
When Wisam al-Jafari made a film about his refugee camp for college, little did he know how much noise it would make . Ambience offers a rare and intimate view of life in the refugee camps, and it was exactly this that Jafari was keen to showcase: “I wanted to tell […]
A small refugee community in Victoria, that has itself experienced the pain of losing everything, has dug deep to raise almost $160,000 for their ‘brothers and sisters’ in the bushfire-ravaged areas of the state. Community members told SBS Dari that they felt very close to the stories of bushfire survival, […]
Murtaza Hussain knows what it is like to go through tragedy, after his mother and brother were killed in a suicide bombing in Pakistan eight years ago. Key points: Murtaza moved from Afghanistan to Pakistan and then Australia in 2013 He is donating his savings to the SA bushfire appeal […]