Does My Head Look Big in This?

Abdel-Fattah, Randa

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Does My Head Look Big in This?/Abdel-Fattah, /Paper/0330421859/S010-B

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Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
ISBN-13: 9780330421850
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Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2005
The slide opened and I heard a gentle, kind voice: "What is your confession, my child?"

I was stuffed. The Priest would declare me a heretic; my parents would call me a traitor…

The Priest asked me again: "What is your confession, my child?"

"I'm Muslim." I whispered.

Welcome to my world. I'm Amal Abdel-Hakim, a seventeen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim still trying to come to grips with my various identity hyphens.

It's hard enough being cool as a teenager when being one issue behind the latest Cosmo is enough to disqualify you from the in-group. Try wearing a veil on your head and practising the bum's up position at lunchtime and you know you're in for a tough time at school.

Luckily my friends support me, although they've got a few troubles of their own. Simone, blonde, gorgeous and overweight - she's got serious image issues, and Leila's really intelligent but her parents are more interested in her getting a marriage certificate than her high school certificate!

And I thought I had problems…
ID: 21633
Code: PM002310