Shaimaa Khalil is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC for more than twelve years. She's currently the BBC's Australia correspondent. She has reported across the Middle East, covering some of the biggest stories of the last decade, including the Arab Spring, the military campaign to liberate Mosul, the 2016 US elections and Australia's 2019-2020 bushfires. Shelley Davidow is the acclaimed author of forty-five books including recent international memoirs of displacement Shadow Sisters and Whisperings in the Blood (UQP, 2018; 2016). Her novel In the Shadow of Inyangani was nominated for the Macmillan/Picador Writers' Prize for Africa. Shelley holds a PhD in Creative Arts and is a senior lecturer in Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She hosts a fortnightly segment on ABC Sunshine Coast FM Drive.