“White Tears/Brown Scars is a stunning and thorough look at white womanhood that should be required reading ... Hamad’s controlled urgency makes the book an illuminating and poignant read."

"Belongs in the contemporary feminist canon."

Press coverage

"Journalist Hamad’s commanding debut examines the ways in which white feminism upholds white supremacy ... searing & effective."

~ BuzzFeed

"Hamad offers a haunting but powerful reading of white feminism and its lasting impacts on marginalized communities.”


"A comprehensive look at the ways in which women of color have been dismissed by society... this book should be required reading."

~ Observer

If a politics of solidarity is to have any meaning in a world torn apart by old wounds, let's join hands and celebrate Hamad's time out on White Tears.

~ Sydney Morning Herald

Hamad’s history is cited, well-argued, and devastating ... This is a curtain rising on the masses of women of colour who have individually suffered from the same system yet never before been told that their experience is universal, systemised, and wrong.

~ Bad Form

Drawing a line in the sand against her critics and abusers – driving a stake into the heart of white western society – Hamad has not so much thrown a grenade into the arena, rather she has exposed an unexploded bomb set in the core foundations of western-settler societies.

~ Independent Australia