Born and bred in Punchbowl, Rawah studied a Masters of Teaching at Western Sydney University and is currently a primary school teacher at Wiley Park Public school. Her passion is to write authentic stories that give diverse groups a voice and a sense of belonging and to explore the Muslim identity.
About the book Rawah will be working on
The F Team shows how a rugby league competition helps ease racial tensions and encourages a groups of high school boys to bond through sport. However, what happens when the eight boys chosen have no skills in football and begin to fight? An Arab and a Jew? An Indian and a Pakistani? An Islander and an Asian? An Aboriginal and a white Australian? The F Team, to sum it up. Can they move past their prejudices and win the Grand Final or will they let hate divide them?