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The Resource Majak, Majak Daw with Heath O'Loughlin

Majak, Majak Daw with Heath O'Loughlin

Label
Majak
Title
Majak
Statement of responsibility
Majak Daw with Heath O'Loughlin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From AFL stardom to attempting to take his own life, Majak Daw's is a football story like no other. Born in Sudan, Majak Daw fled to Egypt with his family when he was only eight years old. When they were eventually able to make a new life for themselves in Melbourne's south-west, Majak for the first time found where he belonged- playing footy. Drafted as a raw prospect by North Melbourne, Majak's explosiveness and athleticism were undeniable, and when his dream of playing in the AFL came true in 2013, he became a media sensation overnight. But on top of this unprecedented scrutiny, he was expected to be a role model for migrant youth and to speak for his entire community. While from the outside Majak appeared to stand tall in the face of this pressure, as well as vicious racial vilification and crushingly bad luck with injuries, behind the scenes he was struggling. Depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse and the fear of becoming a father were tearing him apart from the inside. At his wit's end, feeling like there was nowhere else to turn, Majak made the decision to end it all by jumping off the Bolte Bridge. But his story didn't end there. Miraculously, he survived the 25-metre plunge into the icy Yarra River. Despite suffering horrific hip and pelvis injuries, Majak had been given a second chance at life, and he was determined to make the most of it. Embarking on a brutal rehabilitation programme, he defied the odds and returned to play AFL footy, including a dazzling comeback game that many had thought impossible
Cataloging source
NJB
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Daw, Majak
Dewey number
796.336
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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O'Loughlin, Heath
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  • Daw, Majak
  • Sudanese
  • Australian football
  • Immigrants
  • Athletes
  • Australian football players
  • Racism in sports
  • Mentally ill
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
Target audience
adult
Label
Majak, Majak Daw with Heath O'Loughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069659412
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760899653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1262784344
Label
Majak, Majak Daw with Heath O'Loughlin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069659412
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760899653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1262784344

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