God in Pink

God in Pink

A Novel

Book Club Kit - 2015
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Hasan Namir's God In Pink is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a young gay Iraqi struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion and culture. Ammar is a sheikh whose guidance Ramy seeks, and whose tolerance is tested by his belief in the teachings of the Qur'an.
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781551526065
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB SETS - N
Characteristics: 10 copies + 1 research guide

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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 »

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.

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.

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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