Cover to Cover - Episode 27
Guest: Mohammed Massoud Morsi
Book Review - Twenty Two Years to Life (Mohammed Hussein Miheasen)
Twenty Two Years to Life is the story of a young man and woman who fall in love, get married, and plan a family together. It is perhaps the most ‘normal’ story in the world – a love story. Except that in the life of this deeply devoted couple ‘normal’ is also a harsh world of permits, razor wire, scarcity and fear. The dichotomy between love and oppression echoes through this powerful narrative, taking the reader on a shifting journey between the delicate and the devastating. In Twenty Two Years to Life Morsi, writing with tremendous empathy, has distilled a political conflict into a very human, visceral story. In doing so he asks us all to consider what a person bereft of hope might eventually become capable of.
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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. Morsi's recommendation was Ways of Being Here by Rafeif Ismail, Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, Tinashe Jakwa and Yuot Alaak.