Stories from the Diaspora

  • Paula Abood
Keywords Australia, immigration, Arab diaspora, cultural reflections


   Cover image: Jerome Pearce

Author Biography

Paula Abood

Paula Abood is a community cultural development practitioner, writer and educator. She has worked with diverse communities in capacity building projects across Western Sydney for 30 years and has written for performance, radio, publications and film. In 2007, Paula completed a doctorate on race, gender and representation of Arabs in Australia, and was awarded the Western Sydney Artists’ Fellowship for the blogging project Race and the City. In 2013, Paula was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Art’s Ros Bower Award for lifetime achievement in community cultural practice. In 2016, Paula produced and directed the theatrical work, The Cartographer’s Curse, to mark the centenary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

How to Cite
ABOOD, Paula. Stories from the Diaspora. Mashriq&Mahjar, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 133-159, july 2017. ISSN 2169-4435. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 may 2018. doi: