Title:   Border Crossings
Author:   Chowdhury Mohammad
Publisher:   UNSW Press NewSouth
Binding:   Paperback
Edition:   2023
APN:   9781742238067 or ISBN(1742238068)
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Whether negotiating the mind-games of border security services or performing ablutions in a London bathroom, Mohammad Chowdhurys life travelling the world brings daily challenges.

Border Crossings is a thrilling ride from the city of minarets to the heights of picture-perfect skyscrapers. A journey of finding ones own identity, it is the story of a British born, Bangladeshi man of Muslim faith, trying to reconcile his western and eastern identities and the inconsistencies between the two.

Hustling his way through days and nights negotiating one cultural micro-adjustment after another, Chowdhurys story reflects our own struggles to find a place where we truly belong.

What a journey this is! From west to east, from insider to outsider, from the mundane to the transcendent, Border Crossings spans remarkable physical, cultural and spiritual terrain, and beautifully distills the push and pull of a life lived between worlds. These are the snapshots of a life so familiar, yet so different from my own the kind of book I might have written if only my life had been much more interesting. — Waleed Aly

Border Crossings is a fascinating journey of straddling dual cultures as Mohammad Chowdhury negotiates his identity and faith to find a sense of belonging as a global citizen. A powerful story about building trust and connections across diverse societies and borders that reflects the struggles of many to find a place to belong. — Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

With the polyglot Mohammad Chowdhury to guide us through a world in flux, we benefit at every one of lifes checkpoints from his humane appreciation of the stories that bind us all together. — Professor Nicholas Farrelly, University of Tasmania

Border Crossings is the story of all migrants living in any corner of the world. Chowdhurys enthralling voice tells a deeper story beyond the personal. It portrays the incredible journey of someone living and growing up in diaspora. If you are a migrant, it echoes your own beliefs and experiences, and if you have never experienced migration in your life, it opens your eyes to the contradiction of beauty and pain that is the life of a migrant. — Dr Nira Rahman, University of Melbourne