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 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).
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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