Aicha Marhfour

Aicha Marhfour is a freelance writer in Melbourne.


Articles by this author

Cover of Beyond Veiled Clichés
Amal Awad’s book presents Arab women in their own words and in their own right
The honesty and complexity of ‘Beyond Veiled Clichés’
A well-known phenomenon in Arab music and traditional dance is tarab. One of those near-untranslatable words, it refers to a state of ecstasy and emotional transformation brought...
In the wake of the Westminster attack, the left and right bicker while Muslims are left voiceless
To be a Muslim at this time
“This is a crap vigil,” the woman standing behind me said. As it approached the end of its first hour, the vigil in London’s Trafalgar Square for the victims of the...
Daesh deserves all our condemnation, and all its victims deserve our grief
Tragedy trumps
Since the attack on Paris last weekend, we have become caught up in a game of tragedy trumps on social media. This, more than anything, benefits Daesh’s overarching spirit of...
Are young Muslims meant to be victims or heroes?
Radicalisation and responsibility
When it comes to the radicalisation of Australian Muslim youth, everyone’s a critic. Tony Abbott wants us to pick sides. George Brandis vows to use stories of young Muslims as a “...
The Australian media’s POC problem
“And I’m like, wait a second. There’s no one around here in this space that looks like me. And if they are, they're quiet as fuck,” Kanye West once said. Admittedly, it’s a...