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Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s ‘The Lebs’

‘Punchbowl Boys High, often dubbed “NSW’s most troubled school”, was the subject of a 2016 autobiographical essay by Michael Mohammed Ahmad. Now, that reminiscence of his alma mater has become The Lebs, a wonderfully vivid and compelling novel where Punchbowl life is depicted as one of utter chaos and ultra-violence. Where does the fault lie?’ … read Martin Shaw’s full review here.