Just thought I'd make a thread for all the people who are studying this book next year, so that we can discuss/share ideas about the text.
Also just wondering if anyone has read it as yet? I read it over the past two days, and took fairly brief summary notes from each chapter, (mainly the ideas that weren't expressed in the study guide). After reading the book, I found that it's basically a novel about various 'mini-stories' that have occurred in Najaf's life, both in Afghanistan and in the Woomera Detention Centre & Melbourne.
Personally after reading the novel, I think the story would have made more sense if I read every second chapter e.g. 1, 3, 5, 7 etc. and then once I got to the end, I would come back and read the even chapters e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc. This is because it jumps from him being a child in Afghanistan, possibly 20 years ago, then in the next chapter, it is him 20 years later in the Woomera Camp.
What are your thoughts on this book? (If you have read it)