Latest Published Works

David Joseph’s Performance, Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies & Cecile Yazbek’s three blog posts

Congratulations to David Joseph who has won the Philip Parsons Prize for Performance as Research for Deceptive Threads: the Staged Archive as Historical Disclosure. Here’s a link to a media release from his university, UNE Media Release

David performed Threads of Identity for the ALHS at the 2013 AGM and it is wonderful to see how this work has developed. In 2015, David was selected as the 2015 Khayrallah Art Prize winner for his solo play titled Deceptive Threads. David was chosen by the Khayrallah Center as the 2015 winner of the Lebanese Diaspora Art Prize for his versatility as an actor, creativity as a playwright, for his engagement with the tangled web of identity of immigrants, and for his creative use of the stage, lighting, images and sounds.

The latest issue of the journal Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies published by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University is a Special Issue: Arabs in Australia: Local Concerns and Transnational Contexts.
It includes:

  • Arabs in Australia: Local Concerns and Transnational Contexts
    (Jumana Bayeh, Sahar Amer)

  • Tell Me My Story: The Contribution of Historical Research to an Understanding of the Australian Lebanese Experience (Anne Monsour)
  • Deceptive Threads: Staging a Migrant Archive and Deceptive Threads: Play
    (David Joseph)

  • Arab-Australian Fiction: National Stories, Transnational Connections (Jumana Bayeh)
  • The Double Bind of Writing as an Australian Muslim Woman (Randa Abdel-Fattah)
  • Community Activism and Creative Practice in Australia: An Interview with Paula Abood (Paula Abood, Jumana Bayeh, Sahar Amer)
  • Stories from the Diaspora (Paula Abood).

    To read the articles, view a film of David’s play and read Paula’s stories follow this link: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies articles

    Also if you missed Cecile Yazbek’s three blog posts which appeared earlier in the year (Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies), you can still find them at the following links:
    #1 Albinos in the Laager : being Lebanese in South Africa
    #2 The Chasm of Assimilation: my mother’s New Zealand cousins
    #3 Transplanted Family Trees: in search of Yazbek – what makes us who we are

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