Finding My Place

Finding My Place

Anne Aly

Anne Aly

The warm, funny and insightful story of growing up a brown Muslim girl in suburban Australia by the nation's best-dressed counter-terrorism expert and MP. 'Anne Aly's ... influence will be felt for years to come ... It sinks in how significant she may be to public life as a healthy antidote to the pugnacious Right and the lameduck Left.' - The Good Weekend In 2016, Anne Aly was the first Australian Muslim woman, the first Egyptian-born woman and the first counter-terrorism expert to be elected to Federal Parliament. She was also most probably the first parliamentarian to have seen Zoolander 23 times. 'How the felafel did I get here?' she asked as she was sworn in with her hand on her father's copy of the Quran. It's a question the former professor has raised more than once since she arrived in Australia aged two bearing the name Azza Mahmoud Fawzy El Housseini Ali Al Serougi. The answer is a fascinating and moving story of growing up a brown Muslim girl in suburban Australia in...
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