Does My Head Look Big in This?

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Amal is a 16-year-old Melbourne teen with all the usual obsessions about boys, chocolate and Cosmo magazine. She’s also a Muslim, struggling to honour the Islamic faith in a society that doesn’t understand it. The story of her decision to “shawl up” and its attendent anxieties (like how much eyeliner to wear) is funny, surprising and touching.

 

School is tough enough without throwing a hijab into the mix…

Amal is a 16-year-old Melbourne teen with all the usual obsessions about boys, exams, chocolate and magazines.

She’s also a Muslim, struggling to honour the Islamic faith in a society that doesn’t understand it.

The story of her decision to “shawl up” and its attendant anxieties (like how much eyeliner to wear) is funny, surprising and touching by turns.

  • Exploring issues of faith and identity with the lightest of touches, this is a joyful exploration of what it means to be a Muslim teenager
  • “…a bright, articulate heroine true to herself and her faith. Abdel-Fattah’s fine first novel offers a world of insight…” Kirkus Reviews
  • Look out for Randa Abdel-Fattah’s other books: Ten Things I Hate About Me and Where the Streets had a name

  • Additional information

    Weight 0.25 kg
    Dimensions 19.8 × 14 × 2.4 cm
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    Publisher

    Imprint

    Cover

    Paperback

    Pages

    368

    Language

    English

    Edition

    Reprint

    Dewey

    823.92 (edition:23)

    Readership

    Young Adult / Code: C