Last night we had the launch of Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia at the Wheeler Centre. There were 300 people in the audience and we sold 60 books. How amazing! Here are some photos of the night.
Our three contributors Tasneem Chopra, Irfan Yusuf and Alyena Mohummadally who spoke so eloquently and with great pathos and humour about their experiences of growing up Muslim.
The two editors me and Demet Divaroren getting our poses on.
Look, I'm famous!!! I'm on the big screen!
Now I know I've made it-there is a sketch of me by my friend Jodi Wiley. What an amazing momento!
I'm still buzzing from it all. It's been an amazing ride. Thank you to Demet Divaroren, Tasneem Chopra, and Jodi Wiley for the photos. There is going to be footage of our presentation in a month's time. Excited and kind of scared about seeing it, but anyway.
I've also decided to giveaway two copies of my novel The Good Daughter to celebrate. This will be the first in a series of giveaways of all my books. So if you'd like to enter please click below.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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