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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 Muddy People
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'A hilarious and heartwarming memoir of growing up and becoming oneself in an Egyptian Muslim family.

'Soos’ family is muddy. Their skin is brown – kids say Soos is mud-coloured. Their culture and religion are puzzling to those around them. In their white majority neighbourhood, Soos, Mohamed and Aisha are bullied by racists. Their parents are discriminated against at work.

'Soos, the baby of the family – her name means ‘little tooth’ – is working out how to balance her parents’ strict rules with having friendships, crushes and a normal teenage life. As her dad is diagnosed with leukemia, the cancer cells clouding his blood, she comes to see her parents as fallible, with morals based on a muddy logic. But they are also her strongest defenders.' (Publication summary)

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  • Book Club notes via publisher's website.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2021 .
      image of person or book cover 8777045558902000409.jpg
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2021
      ISBN: 9781760642464

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Works about this Work

Books Roundup : Late Bloomer, Muddy People, Dark as Last Night, When Things are Alive They Hum C.B. Mako , Sara Saleh , Thabani Tshuma , Lucinda Bain , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , August 2021;

— Review of Late Bloomer : How An Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life Clem Bastow , 2021 single work autobiography ; Muddy People Sara El Sayed , 2021 single work autobiography ; Dark As Last Night Tony Birch , 2021 selected work short story ; When Things Are Alive They Hum Hannah Bent , 2021 single work novel
Sara El Sayed, Muddy People Jack Cameron Stanton , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7-13 August 2021;

— Review of Muddy People Sara El Sayed , 2021 single work autobiography

'In her debut memoir, Muddy People, Sara El Sayed records her teenage years growing up in Australia as an Egyptian–Muslim migrant. Sara’s parents, both professionals, fled Egypt’s percolating economic and political instability and moved to Queensland, where they were forced to reaccredit themselves while taking a hotchpotch of jobs to keep the family afloat.'  (Introduction)

Sara El Sayed, Muddy People Jack Cameron Stanton , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7-13 August 2021;

— Review of Muddy People Sara El Sayed , 2021 single work autobiography

'In her debut memoir, Muddy People, Sara El Sayed records her teenage years growing up in Australia as an Egyptian–Muslim migrant. Sara’s parents, both professionals, fled Egypt’s percolating economic and political instability and moved to Queensland, where they were forced to reaccredit themselves while taking a hotchpotch of jobs to keep the family afloat.'  (Introduction)

Books Roundup : Late Bloomer, Muddy People, Dark as Last Night, When Things are Alive They Hum C.B. Mako , Sara Saleh , Thabani Tshuma , Lucinda Bain , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , August 2021;

— Review of Late Bloomer : How An Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life Clem Bastow , 2021 single work autobiography ; Muddy People Sara El Sayed , 2021 single work autobiography ; Dark As Last Night Tony Birch , 2021 selected work short story ; When Things Are Alive They Hum Hannah Bent , 2021 single work novel
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