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9780733639012

The Lebs

Michael Mohammed Ahmad


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ISBN: 9780733639012
Published: February 2018

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'Bani Adam thinks he's better than us!' they say over and over until finally I shout back, 'Shut up, I have something to say!'

They all go quiet and wait for me to explain myself, redeem myself, pull my shirt out, rejoin the pack. I hold their anticipation for three seconds, and then, while they're all ablaze, I say out loud, 'I do think I'm better.'

As far as Bani Adam is concerned Punchbowl Boys is the arse end of the earth. Though he's a Leb and they control the school, Bani feels at odds with the other students, who just don't seem to care. He is a romantic in a sea of hypermasculinity.

Bani must come to terms with his place in this hostile, hopeless world, while dreaming of so much more.

Praise for The Lebs:

'an open-eyed and highly charismatic novel broiling with fight, tenderness and ambition.' - Big Issue

'The Lebs is a strong and resonant novel that deserves to be widely read.' - Weekend Australian

'The author never lets his superb command of idiom or his eye for the absurd overwhelm a deeply felt exploration of the hurt and damage that can come from encounters with the Australian Other. No one who reads The Lebs deserves to come out unscathed.' - The Saturday Paper

'Ahmad's piercing storytelling cuts away at the lace and trimmings of race relations in Australia today.' - The Lifted Brow

Details
  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780733639012
  • Published: February 2018
  • Publisher: Hachette Australia
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Width (mm): 212
  • Height (mm): 140
  • Depth (mm): 20
  • Weight (g): 246

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