Born on a Tuesday: A Novel

Born on a Tuesday: A Novel Author Elnathan John
ISBN-10 0802124828
ISBN-13 9780802124821
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Grove Press, Black Cat
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From two time Caine Prize finalist Elnathan John a dynamic young voice from Nigeria Born on a Tuesday is a stirring starkly rendered first novel about a young boy struggling to find his place in a society that is fracturing along religious and political lines In far northwestern Nigeria Dantala lives among a gang of street boys who sleep under a kuka tree During the election the boys are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble When their attempt to burn down the oppositions local headquarters ends in disaster Dantala must run for his life leaving his best friend behind He makes his way to a mosque that provides him with food shelter and guidance With his quick aptitude and modest nature Dantala becomes a favored apprentice to the mosques sheikh Before long he is faced with a terrible conflict of loyalties as one of the sheikhs closest advisors begins to raise his own radical movement When bloodshed erupts in the city around him Dantala must decide what kind of Muslimand what kind of manhe wants to be Told in Dantalas nave searching voice this astonishing debut explores the ways in which young men are seduced by religious fundamentalism and violence

Born on a Tuesday

Born on a Tuesday Author Elnathan John
ISBN-10 9780802189905
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 256

Born on a Tuesday

Born on a Tuesday Author Elnathan John
ISBN-10 1911115022
Release 2016-01-04
Pages 263