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REVIEW | Haji Mohamed Dawjee’s Here’s the Thing is relatable, warm, and really funny

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Here’s the Thing by Haji Mohamed Dawjee (Pan Macmillan)
Here’s the Thing by Haji Mohamed Dawjee (Pan Macmillan)

BOOK: Here’s the Thing by Haji Mohamed Dawjee (Pan Macmillan)

Here’s the Thing begins with "Letter to my father”, a letter to Haji Mohamed Dawjee’s late dad that will leave you with a lump in your throat. "You accepted the grandchild you were yet to meet, and I believe so strongly in my heart that when you accepted me – all of me – you accepted a part of yourself. A part of you that was less lonely, less angry and less abandoned." The opening essay has its many sub-themes, like the love of reading, wrapped up in the line: "I will always love you more than all the words in all the books." It’s one of those that survived The Cull of Spectacularly Beautiful Sentences (see the image description in this article to find out more). 

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