Coming of Age, story of our Tanveer Ahmed and eleven other prominent Muslim-Australians

Coming of Age, story of our Tanveer Ahmed and eleven other prominent Muslim-Australians

We have a fun night coming up on Thursday 13 February. It’s a launch for Coming of Age, a book about Growing up Muslim in Australia.

We’re very pleased to have three of the book’s twelve contributors appearing on the night. Psychiatrist and polymath Dr Tanveer Ahmed will be there, along with former Miss World Australia and charity ambassador Sabrina Houssami and novelist Randa Abdel-Fattah.

It will be a great night of candid, funny and touching stories and most definitely a case of ‘the more, the merrier’ so we hope you can make it along.

It’s free and starts at 6pm.




Abbey’s Bookshop

131 York Street (tucked behind the QVB)

Sydney, Australia, Earth


Dr Tanveer Ahmed

Sabrina Houssami

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Moderator: Andrew Morello


by 6 February to David Hall

And here’s the word on our guest speakers…

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a Bangladeshi–Australian doctor (Psychiatry) and City of Canada Bay councillor who also sits on several Boards including The Australian Multicultural Council and the National Committee of the Australian Republican movement. His migration memoir is The Exotic Rissole.

Sabrina Houssami, Australian-born of Indian and Lebanese parents, is a former Miss World Australia and Miss World Asia Pacific, and was a runner-up in the Miss World 2006 competition. A member of Mensa, Sabrina is very active as a charity ambassador, having helped to raise over $5 million for charities across the world.

Randa Abdel-Fattah is an Australian-Muslim writer of Palestinian and Egyptian parentage. Her debut novel, Does My Head Look Big in This?, was published in 2005 and was the winner of Australian Book of the year for Older Children at the Australian Book Industry Awards 2006. Her most recent novel is No Sex in the City.

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