By Randa Jarrar

Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mom and a Palestinian father, narrates the tale of her early life in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt (to the place she and her family members fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), and her family's final flight to Texas. Nidali mixes humor with a pointy, loving portrait of an eccentric middle-class kinfolk, and this angle retains her buoyant throughout the hardships she encounters: the humiliation of facing a checkpoint on a trip to her father's domestic within the West financial institution; the fights along with her father, who wishes her to turn into a recognized professor and steer clear of boys; the top of her formative years as Iraq invades Kuwait on her 13th birthday; and the scare she provides her relations whilst she runs clear of home.

Funny, fascinating, and heartbreaking, A Map of house is the type of e-book Tristram Shandy or Huck Finn could have narrated had they been born Egyptian-Palestinian and feminine within the Seventies.

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Broom and Jones were concerned that by delimiting the Aboriginal population to those with 50 per cent or more Aboriginal descent, their comparison ‘may exaggerate the…dissimilarity between Aborigines as a whole and the rest of the population’ (Broom & Jones 1973: 24). In a section headed ‘selection as a factor in Aboriginal health statistics’, Moodie also worried about the ‘bias’ in the construction of Aboriginal health data, though the distortion that he pointed to was in terms of the institutional rather than the genetic ordering of the ‘Aboriginal population’ (Moodie 1973: 23).

This situation might suit governments, but it also has the potential to entrench power and economic inequalities, especially for those Indigenous communities that might want to sign off on agreements in good faith and with the expectation of information to assess their effectiveness. We have already alluded to the emerging problems inherent in the absence of NATSISS data at the regional level. It is also clear that there is an emerging hierarchy of privileged access to 2002 NATSISS information, with the ABS being uniquely positioned in accessing Main Unit Record File (MURF) data at levels of disaggregation that are just not available publicly.

Use of PAPI varied from 30 per cent of the total remote samples in South Australia and Western Australia to nearly 50 per cent in Queensland and almost 100 per cent in the Northern Territory. While wording was modified in the PAPI questionnaire, most underlying concepts remained consistent with those in the CAI questionnaire. Data items or output categories that were specific to either PAPI or CAI, such as some output associated with disability status, are identified in the main ABS publication and in the documentation for the CURF.

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