Sunday, 19 May 2013
Review: The Glory Garage: Growing Up Lebanese Muslim In Australia
The Glory Garage: Growing Up Lebanese Muslim In Australia by Nadia Jamal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This goes into my mental pile of books all Australian girls should read. Unless they're Lebanese Muslim, because they probably know all this stuff already. But Anglo, European, Indigenous, Asian, African, American... the rest of us should definitely read this book.
It's an easy read, but also a mostly-gentle window (can a window be gentle?) into the lives of young Lebanese women in Australia.
I thought I remembered hearing about this book on Radio National one morning, back when I listened to Radio National in the mornings. But that was in 2002 or so, and the book wasn't released until 2005. So I must have been wrong.
Still. Very glad that I've read it (finally). My current dilemma is that I want to add it to my partner's classroom library, but I don't want to risk losing it, because I want to have it in the future.
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