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Mohammed Massoud Morsi

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Mohammed Massoud Morsi was born in Copenhagen in 1975 and promptly started a roving lifestyle, moving to Egypt with his Egyptian parents, then back to Denmark to further his schooling. Morsi was drawn to writing from an early age and found his calling in places far beyond the news fronts and into human wastelands—light years from the trodden tourist runs––immersing himself as a journalist and photographer with forgotten people and conflicts around the world. Along the way, he also held a wide variety of jobs (airline programmer, forklift driver, fisherman, etc.) and expressed an entrepreneurial flair in more creative areas: photographic teacher, slum-school builder, guerrilla herb grower, rabbit farmer.

Morsi’s intimate images, whether from the edge of an AIDS hospital bed, from a rubbish dump with trash-pickers in Cambodia, from the turmoil of the Gaza Strip or in South Lebanon after an Israeli bombing––all reflect his deep sense of justice.

Morsi’s life experiences have given him a rich matrix which looks to important questions, finding what is quintessentially human within much broader struggles. He is a natural storyteller with compelling authenticity and an exquisite feeling for romance, at once sensitive and earthy.

Morsi’s fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Australian and International publications. He has authored three novels and five non-fiction books. He has lived in many different countries before settling in Australia in 2011. Now a citizen, he continues his writing and life in Perth where he lives with his son, Zaki.

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