Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s Talking About a Revolution
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Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese Australian writer, recovering mechanical engineer and award-winning social advocate. She was born in Khartoum, Sudan and her parents moved the family to Australia when Yassmin was a baby. Yassmin is a mechanical engineer who left her dream of working with formula one and worked on oil and gas rigs.
Yassmin is based in London these days after a social media post five years ago went viral for all the wrong reasons, leading to her receiving death threats and having to move house. Never mind the fact that she was raising an important social justice issue.
Talking About a Revolution collects essays written around that time as well as across the intervening years, as well as original essays written for the collection.
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