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We all love someone. We all fear something. Sometimes they live right next door – or even closer. On Hope Street, everyone comes from different places, but to find peace they will have to discover what unites them.
At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was not only the only woman but a Muslim with a Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background. This is the story of how she got there, where she’s going, and how she wants the world to change.
In this book, famous and not-so-famous Muslim Australians tell their stories in their own voices. The beard, the hijab, the migrant – these are all familiar images associated with Muslim people. But delve deeper and there are many other stories.
When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees – standing on opposite sides. Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother. Michael’s parents have founded a new political party that wants to stop the boats. Mina wants to stop the hate.