He is a man who fled Saddam Hussein’s torture chambers in Abu Ghraib and was forced to leave his beloved family in Iraq. He then began working in the anti-Saddam resistance in Iran before setting the goal of freeing his family from Saddam Hussein’s reign of terror.
While trying to help his family out of Iraq, there was a long line of ill-fortune, new found friendships, and amazing experiences. Eventually Ali became a “people smuggler”. Ali Al Jenabi faced much adversity, but nevertheless exemplifies resilience, bravery, determination, empathy and love.
This book won the Ned Kelly award for Non-Fiction in 2013 and I found it both inspiring and thought provoking. Definitely worth a read!