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Ly told to go back to IraOn August Munjed was finally freed Now fourteen years later he is one of the world's leading osseointegration surgeons transforming the lives of amputees with a pioneering techniue that allows them to walk againWalking Free is Munjed's extraordinary account of his journey from the brutality of Saddam Hussein's Ira to a new life in Australia and a remarkable career at the forefront of medicine Reading this book was straying REALLY FAR from my comfort zone of books Firstly it s an autobiography which I admit is the first one i ve ever read excluding justice game mao s last dancer secondly it s focused uite a bit on the socialpolitical aspects of modern warfare which I tend to avoid mostly in any genreI must say that I was pleasantly surprised in fact I ll even go as far to say that I was absolutely mindblown after reading this book It has SERIOUSLY made me reflect upon modern day political situations asylum seekers and the war in Ira from a TOTALLY different perspective to that presented in the media conflicting perspectives lol BUT YES Munjed Al Muderis is actually such an inspi

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Jed's life changed forever He escaped to Indonesia where he boarded a filthy overcrowded refugee boat bound for AustraliaLike his fellow passengers he hoped for a new life free from fear and oppression but for ten months he was incarcerated in what became known as the worst of the refugee camps Curtin Detention Centre in Western Australia There he was known only by a number locked in solitary confinement and repeated The real story of an Irai refugee around the time of the Sydney Olympics Highlights the problems that make the topic of boat arrivals controversial people smugglers profiteering amongst other things but also the completely amateurish and inhumane approach of the Australian government when Muderis describes a few nights in a regular Australian jail as a welcome respite from detention camps you know there is something wrong with the pictureMuderis goes on to become a significant contributor to Australia and indeed the world through his medical innovation this is no spoiler it s mentioned in the first pages which makes you wonder what potential is suandered or suashed with Australia s regrett

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In Munjed Al Muderis was a young surgical resident working in Baghdad when a suad of Military Police marched into the operating theatre and ordered the surgical team to mutilate the ears of three busloads of army deserters When the head of surgery refused he was executed in front of his staff Munjed's choices were stark comply and breach the medical oath 'do no harm' refuse and face certain death or fleeThat day Mun Walking Free is an extraordinary memoir if someone rewrote it as a novel readers would say it was unrealistic Yet this story is trueMunjed Al Muderis was born into a privileged family in Ira under the regime of Saddam Hussein He survived its wars with Iran and Kuwait and the First Gulf War and despite disruptions to his education managed to graduate as a doctor He got married and had a child and lived what passed for a normal life in Saddam s IraUntil the fateful day that changed his life forever He was working as a junior surgeon at the Saddam Hussein Medical Centre in Baghdad when busloads of army deserters were hauled into the hospital by a team of heavily armed soldiers To their horr


10 thoughts on “Walking Free

  1. says:

    I finished reading this book this afternoon and haven't been able to stop thinking about it I'm uite a conservative fairly right wing Aussie but I also demand facts and the complete silence media ban now the ban on even speaking of the conditions of asylum seekers made me confront the uncomfortable uestion does the country that I love so much have concentration camps I admit I've wondered for a while and probably didn't want to

  2. says:

    Walking Free is an extraordinary memoir if someone rewrote it as a novel readers would say it was unrealistic Yet this story is trueMunjed Al Muderis was born into a privileged family in Ira under the regime of S

  3. says:

    What an amazing story of survival resilience giving back to the world with no bitterness or angerMunjed Al Muder

  4. says:

    The real story of an Irai refugee around the time of the Sydney Olympics Highlights the problems that make the topic of boat arrivals controversial people smugglers profiteering amongst other things but also the co

  5. says:

    Dr Munjed Al Muderis grew up in Ira during Saddam Hussein's reign He went to school with Saddam's sons then started his medical training at Basra University just as the Iran Ira War began One day as he was working as a trainee surgeon at the Saddam Hussein Medical Centre he and his colleagues were ordered to r

  6. says:

    Free tells the incredible story of Irai born surgeon Munjed Al Muderis – a man who faced terrible odds and circumstances to become one of the world’s leading osseointegration surgeons Set during the time when I

  7. says:

    I have a lot of mixed feelings with regards to this bookWe hear the news of what happens in Ira when they invade Kuwait and the first Gulf War and we sit in our comfy homes and think thats terrible and aren't we lucky here i

  8. says:

    Reading this book was straying REALLY FAR from my comfort zone of books Firstly it's an autobiography which I admit is the first one i've ever read excluding justice game mao's last dancer secondly it's focused uite a bit on the socialpolitical aspects of modern warfare which I tend to avoid mostly in any genreI must say

  9. says:

    This is a sad story with so much blood and tears It is too sad to be true but luckily it ended up to a happy outcome Dr Munjed survived wars in the Middle East but this didn't mean that he would have a normal life afterwards He stepp

  10. says:

    This book was very interesting although it was written in a very dry style More people should write books about this topic to help people understand the issues

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