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Author John, Elnathan, 1982- author.

Title Born on a Tuesday : a novel / Elnathan John.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Black Cat, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC JOH    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  FIC JOH    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 264 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Published in Nigeria in 2015 by Cassava Republic Press" -- Title page verso.
Summary In the far reaches of northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys that are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble during the election. When their attempt to burn down the opposition's headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind. He ends up at a mosque in a motor park where he soon becomes a favored apprentice to the mosque's Sheikh. He is assigned a roommate name Jibril, and a friendship develops as the boys trade language skills -- Dantala's Arabic for Jibril's English. But when one of the Sheikh's closest advisors begins to raise his own radical movement, Dantala finds himself faced with a terrible conflict of loyalties. As bloodshed erupts in the city around him, he must decide what kind of Muslim -- and what kind of man -- he wants to be.
Subject Religious fundamentalism -- Fiction.
Gangs -- Nigeria -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Nigeria -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
ISBN 9780802124821 (paperback)
0802124828 (paperback)

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