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Bursting Veil Misconceptions

This article was originally published at Right Now: Human Rights in Australia Book review by Maya Borom What is Veiling? | Edinburgh University Press In the past month Australia has appeared preoccupied with ‘the veil’. The burqa, the niqab and the hijab have been catapulted somewhat unkindly into mainstream media due to misinformed political opinions, fear…

Book Review of The Tribe

This article was originally published at Right Now: Human Rights in Australia STORIES OF A MISUNDERSTOOD, FAMILIAR TRIBE Book review by Maya Borom The Tribe | Giramondo Publishing Much has been made in the past couple of weeks of Muslim cultures in Australia, pointing towards their difference rather than similarities. Rhetoric that encourages an attitude of ‘us’…

The Asylum Debate Put Simply

This article was originally published at Right Now: Human Rights in Australia Book review by Maya Borom Refugees: Why Seeking Asylum is Legal and Australia’s Policies Are Not | NewSouth Publishing The aim of Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong’s book Refugees: Why Seeking Asylum is Legal and Australia’s Policies Are Not is to educate the general public…