packetcat reads 2022 Week 51 – Son of Elsewhere by Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Pages: 209
Purchased from: Kobo

This just might be one of the best books I’ve read this year. It is a very well written memoir, it had me laughing and then it had me crying. My experience as an immigrant to Canada does not quite match Elamin’s but there are a lot of small similarities that felt very real. I’m reading this and I’m going, “damn yeah that’s real shit”.

The story about dealing with grief and mourning absolutely ruined me, Whew lord. Also the way Elamin uses the 401 highway as a metaphor throughout this memoir is so so good. Loved it. Loved the stories about getting into pro wrestling and heavy metal.

Highly recommend this book.