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Angry queer Somali boy : a complicated memoir

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    2019
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    Writing from a homeless shelter in downtown Toronto, Mohamed "Mo" Ali chronicles how he ended up there in this memoir of exile, addiction, and racism. Kidnapped by his father on the eve of Somalia's societal implosion, Ali was taken first to the Netherlands by his stepmother, and then on to Canada. With its promise of freedom, opportunity, and multiculturalism, his new home seemed to offer a new lease on life. But unable to fit in, he turned to partying and drugs. Interwoven with world history and sociopolitical commentary on Somalia, Canada, and Europe, this is the story of a gay Muslim immigrant.

    Original Publisher: [Regina] Saskatchewan, Canada, University of Regina Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780889776593, 0889776598
    Collection(s)/Series: Saskatchewan Book Awards 2020