100 Most Powerful Arabs 2018
Wed 27 Jun 2018 09:18 AM
Randa Abdel Fattah

Designation: Author and activist

Abdel Fattah is an award-winning author and human rights and anti-racism activist.

Born in Australia to Palestinian and Egyptian parents, she wrote her first book – a novel based on Roald Dahl’s Matilda – when she was in sixth grade. A celebrated author and commentator today, her 2006 book Does My Head Look Big in This (a story revolving around a 16-year-old Muslim girl who decides to wear the hijab) won the Australian Book of The Year Award.