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Born on a Tuesday : a novel

Author: Elnathan John
Publisher: New York, NY : Black Cat, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elnathan John
ISBN: 9780802124821 0802124828
OCLC Number: 948332860
Notes: "Published in Nigeria in 2015 by Cassava Republic Press" -- Title page verso.
Description: 264 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Elnathan John.

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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.

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<b>Praise for <i>Born on a Tuesday</i> </b> <b>A Finalist for the Nigeria Prize for LiteratureAn Indies Introduce selectionAn Amazon Best Book of the Month in literature & fiction Read more...

 
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