Bani’s story

Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s new novel
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August 2021, no. 434
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The Other Half of You by Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Hachette Australia, $32.99 pb, 339 pp

Bani’s story

Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s new novel
by
August 2021, no. 434
Michael Mohammed Ahmad (photograph by Anna Kucera)
Michael Mohammed Ahmad (photograph by Anna Kucera)

Bani Adam returns as the narrator–protagonist of Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s The Other Half of You, a sequel to his two previous books. The most recent one, The Lebs (2018), gave us the story of Bani’s teenage years at Punchbowl Boys’ High School: the trials of a Lebanese Muslim boy in a majority Lebanese Muslim community nestled inside the larger, diverse territories of Western Sydney, in post-‘War on Terror’ Australia. The Other Half of You is an account of Bani’s late teens and early twenties, and of an inner conflict between religious, cultural, and romantic pieties.

Shannon Burns reviews 'The Other Half of You' by Michael Mohammed Ahmad

The Other Half of You

by Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Hachette Australia, $32.99 pb, 339 pp

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