- 7 December 1926
- 2 May 2015
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Author and Political activist
Amirah Inglis was a devoted and active member of the Communist Party in Australia during the politically turbulent Menzies era. Her autobiographical works describe the difficulties and confusion of growing up a migrant in Australia, born of Polish-Jewish parents. She has also written essays, reviews and books on Papua New Guinea, and on the Spanish Civil War.
The hammer & sickle and the washing up: memories of an Australian woman Communist includes descriptions of Amirah's life in Canberra in the 1960s, and her marriage to academic Ken Inglis.