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Born on a Tuesday : a novel / Elnathan John.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greentown PL - Greentown AF JOHN (Text) 75342000082009 Adult Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood JOH (Text) 36626103752788 Adult Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC JOH (Text) 31951004106982 Main Floor - Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780802124821
  • ISBN: 0802124828
  • Physical Description: 264 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Black Cat, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2015]

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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 on 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: Bildungsromans.

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