Cover to Cover - Episode 15
Guest: Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Book Review - Yassmin's Story: Who Do You Think I Am? (Penguin Random House)
In this exuberant memoir, 24-year-old Yassmin introduces herself as a ‘Muslim woman, founder of a youth-led organisation, former race car Team Principal, Sudanese-born member of the Arab-African diaspora, Queenslander, boxer’, a doer and thinker whose aim and ability is to be ‘useful’. Yassmin has packed more into her young life than most of us manage in a lifetime, and already achieved a formidable national and international public profile. The book is more than a story of growing up and migrant achievement: it’s funny, socially and culturally insightful and demonstrates a mature level of self-awareness. And it’s a terrific read.
Cover to Cover Interview
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Meri Fatin dressed by Megan Salmon.
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Each month on Cover to Cover, we ask our guest author to recommend another great book by a West Australian author. Yassmin's recommendation was The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots by Loretta Hill.