Hanifa Deen: Muslim Fatigue, or Aren’t you Tired of the ‘M’ Word Too?
Hanifa Deen is fed up with writing about Muslims, reading about Muslims, defending Muslims and obsessing about Muslims in general but is having trouble getting off the ‘Muslim merry-go-round’.
In this Lunchbox/Soapbox presentation, Deen offers her vision for extending multiculturalism beyond tokenism. She also warns against oversimplification and the temptation to see ‘communities’ rather than individuals, and suggests a marketing campaign for Muslims – including a handful of star recruits who might help to bring Islam to the Australian heartland.
Hanifa Deen is an award winning author. Her book Ali Abdul v. the King will be published in 2011.