Amani Haydar is an award-winning writer, visual artist, lawyer and advocate for women’s health and safety based in Western Sydney.
Amani’s debut memoir The Mother Wound was awarded the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2021 FBi Radio Sydney Music Art and Culture Award and was shortlisted for two prizes at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Amani is also the recipient of the 2021 UTS Faculty of Law Alumni Award, and was named Local Woman of the Year for Bankstown at the 2020 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Awards in recognition of her advocacy against domestic violence.
Amani is a former Archibald Prize finalist with a visual arts practice that is closely intertwined with her writing practice. Amani’s work has been featured in anthologies Another Australia (Affirm Press), Racism; Stories on Fear, Hate and Bigotry (Sweatshop Western Sydney), Arab Australian Other (Picador), and the upcoming anthology Admissions: Voices Within Mental Health (Upswell).
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