Main content

The youth of God : a novel

Available Formats:

  • Accessibility:
    • Customizable display
    • Heading navigation
    Certified Accessible By: National Network for Equitable Library Service
    Publisher:
    BC Libraries Cooperative, 2020
  • Accessibility:
    • Customizable display
    • Heading navigation
    • Table of contents navigation
    Certified Accessible By: National Network for Equitable Library Service
    Publisher:
    BC Libraries Cooperative, 2020

Details:

  • Date:
    Created
    2019
    Summary:

    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