Jumana Bayeh is Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, and the author of The Literature of the Lebanese Diaspora (2015). Her current projects include an examination of the nation-state in Arab diaspora writing over the last century, and a collaborative project that investigates riots and literature.
All essays by Jumana Bayeh
Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity
by Randa Abdel-Fattah & Sara Saleh (eds.)
Published July, 2019
The Lost Arabs
by Omar Sakr
Published April, 2019
Finding Australia’s Lost Arabs
At times, as Arabs, lost in the world of displacement, marginalised by our dispersal, and racialised as inferior to our Western counterparts, we can become weary of our lived experiences as diasporic subjects. But with writing as empowering, affecting and beautiful as Sakr’s poetry, or testimonials as stimulating as those assembled by Abdel-Fattah and Saleh, can we dare become ‘tired’ of diaspora writing in any of its modes?
Oct. 2019 • Australian literature • Non-fiction • Poetry