“The Youth of God” by Hassan Ghedi Santur on Canada Reads Longlist! January 10, 2020 – Posted in: Giveaways – Tags: Awards, Fiction, Hassan Ghedi Santur, The Youth of God
In case you haven’t heard, Hassan Ghedi Santur’s novel, The Youth of God, is on the longlist for Canada Reads!
The Youth of God tells the story of Nuur, a sensitive and academically gifted seventeen-year-old boy growing up in Toronto’s Somali neighbourhood, as he negotiates perilously between the calling of his faith and his intellectual ambitions. Trying to influence him are a radical Muslim imam and a book-loving, dedicated teacher who shares his background. In its telling, this novel reveals the alienated lives of Somali youth in an environment riddled with crime and unemployment, while still in the grip of bitter memories of a home left behind. This intensely moving novel is also a powerful allegory of the struggle for the soul of Islam in modern times.
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