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Hani Abdile is a writer and spoken word poet who fled the civil war in Somalia at 16, forced to leave her family behind. She made her way to Australian waters by boat and was detained on Christmas Island. Hani is author of I Will Rise, an honorary member of PEN International, and a lead writer for Writing Through Fences. She currently lives in Sydney.

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