Hanifa Deen

Name Hanifa Deen
Email Address [email protected]
Profession writer, editor, consultant, public speaker
Professional Services
  • Consultations
  • Editing
  • Public readings
  • Talks
  • Workshop presentation
Areas of Work
  • Biography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Country Australia
State VIC
Website http://www.hanifadeen.com
Phone 03 9754 2523
Biography Hanifa Deen is a Melbourne-based award winning author of narrative nonfiction with six books to her credit. She is also the editor of an online magazine called Sultana's Dream. Deen is a frequent guest speaker at writers' festivals,history conferences and events celebrating cultural diversity. She has also appeared at Melbourne's Wheeler Centre and on the ABC's Q & A. She has written for 'The Age' and 'New Matilda' and 'Crikey'. Hanifa Deen has also acted as a consultant to the Australian National Archives in Canberra and the Melbourne Museum and is currently the Chair of the Institute of Cultural Diversity. Her earlier career included: Deputy Commission WA Multicultural & Ethnic Affairs; Hearing Commissioner Human Rights Commission and Director on the Board of SBS.
Publication History 'Caravanserai': A Journey Among Australian Muslims,(Fremantle Press 2003) the 1st edition (Allen & Unwin, 1996)won a NSW Premier’s Literary Award; 'Broken Bangles', (Random 1998)short listed for a WA Premier’s Award, 'The Crescent and the Pen' published in the USA (Praeger). 'The Jihad Seminar' (UWA Press, 2008)short listed for the Australian Human Rights Commission, Literature Non-Fiction Award. 'Ali Abdul v. The King was released in 2011(UWA Press) Her latest book, Ali Abdul vs. The King was published in 2011. Her latest book 'On the Trail of Taslima' is due out in 2013.