Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founding director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. His debut novel, The Tribe (Giramondo 2014) earned him the 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year Award. His latest novel, The Lebs (Hachette 2018) won the 2019 NSW Premier's Multicultural Literary Award and was a finalist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award. He received his doctorate from Western Sydney University in 2017.

Reel Bad Lebs

Up until I was nine years old, my favourite film was Blood Sport. Frank Dux, who was played by Van Damme in the prime of his career, competed against the world’s best fighters in the underground martial arts tournament called the Kumite.

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