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The Resource Born on a Tuesday : a novel, Elnathan John

Born on a Tuesday : a novel, Elnathan John

Label
Born on a Tuesday : a novel
Title
Born on a Tuesday
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elnathan John
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1982-
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John, Elnathan
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Gangs
  • Friendship
  • Nigeria
Label
Born on a Tuesday : a novel, Elnathan John
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
948332860
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780802124821
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Label
Born on a Tuesday : a novel, Elnathan John
Publication
Control code
948332860
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780802124821
Isbn Type
(pbk)

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