Say hello to James, an American,
born and raised in Dubai. His controlling father beats him as a child, causing
him to stammer, which worsens with age. This book narrates his life journey from
infancy to adulthood with his family, his friends, his love, his depression,
and most of all his battle with stammer. It not only demonstrates the external
effects of stammering, but also highlights how something so trivial can make
life miserable, scarring beyond repair - something the world doesn’t quite realize.
For instance, James is afraid to buy medicines from a chemist as he prefers to
be sick rather than embarrassed. Imagine such a life on a daily basis.
So enter the mind of a stammerer
and see the world through his eyes. Welcome to the roller coaster world of
Hussein, a resident of Dubai,
developed an interest in writing to counter his inability to speak properly—he
stammers too. Over the course of eight years, he has written several stories,
scripts, and poems among others. Journeying
James, his first book, is a
fictional narrative that is exceptionally close to his heart as he has written
it while getting inspired by bits and pieces of his own life and his own
experiences as a child, who could never properly complete a sentence. Hussein
wants to entertain everyone, make them happy, make them cry, and help them get
lost in a world that he weaves for them. He wants to leave a mark when he’s
gone through the stories he’s told, so that people remember him for his work.