My #StellaSpark is Randa Abdel-Fattah’s “Does My Head Look Big in This?” Replete with laugh out loud’s aplenty, cringeworthy similarities with the protagonist’s teenage flirtation with flirtation, plus fist pumps ploughed into the air more times than dignified, DMHLBIT hit home.
Randa crafted divergent cultural experiences and quirky missteps for the multi-hyphen afflicted second-generation-migrant-teenager.
I discovered even in post (very much post) adolescence, this genre of writing was missing from my literary dashboard. It felt like I’d uncovered a partial unauthorised biography of my high-school self as this Australian Muslim school-girl narrative unfurled with hilarious honesty.
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