Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra – the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman
Publisher: ABC Books
Published: March 2018
The subtitle of Anne Aly’s autobiography scopes out the shape of her narrative and offers insight into Aly’s character. But it’s the events of her turbulent life – from her birth in Egypt, her growing up in Australia, her academic life, her marriages and the birth of her two sons, her gaining a doctorate, and an international reputation through her research work on global terrorism and her recent election to the seat of Curtin as a Labor member in the Federal Parliament – that make this book so memorable. Aly’s narrative voice is as strong and indomitable as she is. While she encounters many setbacks, her energy, intelligence and absolute determination to find her place in all the areas of her life make for fascinating reading.