Going Back by Munjed Al Muderis – Our Review
Munjed Al Muderis is a celebrated international surgeon, a pioneer across the globe in orthopaedic medicine.
It is hard to believe that this pioneering Australian surgeon was once a refugee, fleeing from Iraq on a rickety boat and subjected to mandatory detention on Christmas Island.
‘Going Back’ is a powerful account of Munjed returning to his country of birth after 18 years, journalling his transformation from a scared 27 year old fleeing for safety, to being invited to perform life changing prosthetic limbs for Iraq’s many amputees.
Munjed, takes us with him to Iraq. So vividly written, one can smell and taste the dust of the treacherous terrain, while being inspired by this marvellous man.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books