This Being Human
This Being Human
May 31, 2022
Son Of Elsewhere author Elamin Abdelmahmoud
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Elamin Abdelmahmoud's new book "Son of Elsewhere" is about struggling to find a place between two worlds: his birthplace of Sudan and his home in Canada. He talks to host Abdul-Rehman Malik about what it was like to show up in an Ontario town as an African pre-teen who spoke no English; how WWE wrestling gave him an entry point to Canadian society; and why he wants his daughter to grow up feeling the burden of being from "elsewhere."

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is a culture writer for BuzzFeed News and hosts the CBC podcast Pop Chat.

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More info on Son Of Elsewhere:
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/611405/son-of-elsewhere-by-elamin-abdelmahmoud/9780771002229

Read Elamin’s essay “A father's letter to an infant daughter: 'I wanted my last name to be a burden'”:

https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/a-fathers-letter-to-an-infant-daughter-i-wanted-my-last-name-to-be-a-burden/

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