Micaela Sahhar

Micaela Sahhar is is an Australian-Palestinian writer, researcher and educator. Her current scholarly and creative projects relate to narrative appropriation and the recuperation of narrative in settler-colonial contexts. Her scholarly articles have appeared in journals and edited books. Her poetry and essays have appeared in the Age, Southerly, Overland, the Conversation, New Matilda, Magazine 28 and Arena Magazine. She was commissioned to contribute to the UTS gallery exhibition Cloud Studies: Forensic Architecture (Responses to the Clouds) in 2020, and was a guest co-editor of Rabbit 34 “Reportage” in 2021 with Kent MacCarter. She is a current holder of the Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship.

On Kinds of Aunts, Dorothy Porter’s Barbaroi and the Head of a Gorgon

My youngest aunt, Irene, has a dream which she recounts to me, one unremarkable morning, when I am reading to my father over the phone.

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