Umayya Abu-Hanna (born 17 March 1961) is a Palestinian-Finnish writer, journalist, and former member of the Helsinki City Council born in [2 ] Haifa, Israel, into a Palestinian family. She married to a Finnish man and moved to Finland. [3 ]
Abu-Hanna was a Radio and TV-journalist, documentary maker and columnist. She became known to the wider public when she became the first non-white presenter of the weekly current affairs news program
Ajankohtainen kakkonen at the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. [ She was the ] citation needed cultural diversity adviser of the Finnish National Gallery's research department from 2005 to 2010, as well as a member of the Arts Council of Finland (2004-2009) and was the first chair of its Multicultural Board (2009). [ ] citation needed
Her first novel
Nurinkurin was published in 2003. Her book on identity Sinut was published in 2007. Her next book was a manual of multiculturalism published in 2012. [4 ]
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^ Umayya Abu-Hanna at the Internet Movie Database
^ Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). In this article she calls herself Palestinian Finnish.
^ 6d interview of Umayya Abu-Hanna in English
^ a b "Etusivu - Kirjailijat - Kaikki - Umayya Abu-Hanna". WSOY.fi . Retrieved 2010-03-03.
^ "Etusivu> Kirjat> Sinut (Abu-Hanna, Umayya)". WSOY.fi . Retrieved 2010-03-03.
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