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The youth of God : a novel

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    The Youth of God tells the story of Nuur, a sensitive and religious seventeen-year-old Somali-Canadian boy who becomes radicalized by the teachings of Imam Yusuf at the local mosque in a neighbourhood in Toronto called Dixon that has become synonymous with crime, unemployment, and the broken dreams of many Somali immigrants. Trying to rescue Nuur from Islamic radicalism is his Somali biology teacher, Mr Ilmi. Through the story of this one boy, the novel dramatizes the struggle for the soul of Islam.

    Original Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Mawenzi House
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781988449739, 1988449731
    Collection(s)/Series: Canada Reads 2020