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The Resource Walking free, Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver

Walking free, Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver

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Walking free
Title
Walking free
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Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver
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Walking free
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the extraordinary true story of a young man who fled war-torn Iraq, came to Australia as a refugee by boat, spent months in a detention centre and went on to become a pioneering surgeon
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Language
eng
Summary
Dr Munjed Al Muderis grew up in Iraq 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. Iraq 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 remove the tops of the ears of army deserters. He could not bring himself to act in defiance of the medical code of conduct and cause intentional harm, so he had no choice but to flee Baghdad that same day. In Kuala Lumpur he paid people smugglers to get him to Australia, where he was incarcerated in a detention centre and known only as '982'. After nine months of being repeatedly brutalised for standing up for himself and other detainees, Munjed was finally freed. But he had to start his medical training again, from scratch. Now, 15 years later, Munjed is at the forefront of orthopaedic medicine as he pioneers a new form of prosthesis that, ironically, transforms the lives of soldiers mutilated in the Iraq War. 'Walking Free' is the extraordinary story of a clever young man, born into one of Iraq's ruling families, who was forced to flee the country of his birth and forge a new and extraordinary life in Australia
Summary
The author recalls how he fled from Baghdad in 1999 rather than being forced to break his medical oath, to Australia, where he endured harsh conditions in a refugee camp before he was freed and eventually became a leading osteointegration surgeon
Biography type
autobiography
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10780340
Cataloging source
NOV
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1972-
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Al Muderis, Munjed
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Weaver, Patrick
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True
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  • Al Muderis, Munjed
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Orthopedists
  • Orthopedists
  • Iraqis
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Surgeons
  • Boat people
  • Iraq
Target audience
adult
Label
Walking free, Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver
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Publication
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volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053059314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760110727
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Walking free, Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053059314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760110727
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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