God in Pink
A NovelBook Club Kit - 2015
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vpl_booksjustforyou Nov 24, 2016
Vancouver’s Hasan Namir tells the story of a gay Iraqi youth named Ramy who feels trapped by the hostile reactions of mosque and society to his homosexuality. The story is set in the violent world of Baghdad in 2003. Namir cleverly contrasts Ramy’s journey of self-discovery with that of his spiri... Read More »
vpl_booksjustforyou Apr 12, 2017
The backdrop to this novel is Iraq in 2003 when the American insurgency toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. A university student seeks the counsel of a Muslim spiritual adviser and the strength of faith and belief are revealed.
vpl_booksjustforyou Apr 19, 2017
The backdrop to this novel is Iraq in 2003 when the American insurgency toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. A university student seeks the counsel of a Muslim spiritual leader and the strength of faith and belief are revealed in both advisor and advised.
vpl_booksjustforyou Jul 11, 2017
Iraqi-Canadian writer Hasan Namir's revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction.
Set in war-torn Iraq in 2003, Namir's debut novel draws from his own experiences as a young Muslim man who is gay. A new voice that illuminates the struggle for GLBT rights in a world where many countries have anti-homosexuality laws.
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