Samah Sabawi

Samah Sabawi is an author, playwright, scholar, commentator and poet who wages ‘beautiful resistance’ through her art and work. A recipient of multiple awards both nationally and internationally, Dr Sabawi’s theatre credits include the critically acclaimed plays Tales of a City by the Sea and THEM. She is co-editor of Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas, winner of the Patrick O’Neill award and co-author of I Remember My Name: Poetry by Samah Sabawi, Ramzy Baroud and Jehan Bseiso, winner of the Palestine Book Award. Her poems are published in magazines and books including West End Press’ With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century and Just World Books’ Gaza Unsilenced! Dr Sabawi is host of the webinar/podcast series The Book Room//. She received her PhD from Victoria University for her thesis titled Inheriting Exile, transgenerational trauma and the Palestinian Australian Identity.

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