Indefatigable, blisteringly funny and outrageously smart, Yassmin is one of my favourite people, and this book is as brilliant as the woman behind it. Yassmin’s Story doesn't just look at what it means to be a modern Muslim woman in the 21st century, but – maybe even more importantly – how to lead an adventurous life with integrity.
Just like Yassmin herself, this is a big bold book with a wicked sense of humour that tells the story of the young Sudanese Muslim who arrived in Australia as a 2 year old and became an engineer, a leader and an inspiration to all of us.
Stories like Yassmin's are vital to our understanding of what it means to be Australian. Yassmin's Story speaks with insight, humour, heart and urgency about belonging, unbelonging, and all the complex places in between.
Maxine Beneba Clarke