God Loves Hair

by Vivek Shraya
Illustrator Juliana Neufeld

ARSENAL PULP PRESS | March 1, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial, sexual, and religious diversity.

Vivek Shraya''s first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, God Loves Hair is a moving and ultimately joyous portrait of the resiliency of youth.

The stories are accompanied by the award-winning full-colour illustrations of Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld. God Loves Hair was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, won the Applied Arts Award for Illustration, and is currently being used as a textbook at several post-secondary institutions.

I am often mistaken for a girl. Not just because I like to wear dresses or makeup. I don''t mind. My parents are from India and Canada isn''t quite home. School isn''t always safe and neither is my body. But I feel safe in my love for God. And God loves hair.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 4.96 × 7.82 × 0.27 in

Published: March 1, 2014

Publisher: ARSENAL PULP PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551525437

ISBN - 13: 9781551525433

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God Loves Hair

by Vivek Shraya
Illustrator Juliana Neufeld

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 4.96 × 7.82 × 0.27 in

Published: March 1, 2014

Publisher: ARSENAL PULP PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551525437

ISBN - 13: 9781551525433

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A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial, sexual, and religious diversity.

Vivek Shraya''s first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, God Loves Hair is a moving and ultimately joyous portrait of the resiliency of youth.

The stories are accompanied by the award-winning full-colour illustrations of Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld. God Loves Hair was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, won the Applied Arts Award for Illustration, and is currently being used as a textbook at several post-secondary institutions.

I am often mistaken for a girl. Not just because I like to wear dresses or makeup. I don''t mind. My parents are from India and Canada isn''t quite home. School isn''t always safe and neither is my body. But I feel safe in my love for God. And God loves hair.

About the Author

Vivek Shraya is a multimedia artist, working in the mediums of music, performance, literature, and film. Winner of the We Are Listening International Singer/Songwriter Award, Vivek has released albums ranging from acoustic folk-rock to electro synth-pop, the most recent of which is I Could Be Good for You. His most recent film, What I LOVE about being QUEER, has expanded to include an online project and book with contributions from around the world. He lives in Toronto.

Juliana Neufeld is an award-winning illustrator and mixed media artist living in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been inspired by the whimsy of children''s illustration, journal art, and an obsession with textiles. Her work can be found in books, album covers, and in nooks and crannies throughout the Internet.

Editorial Reviews

Shraya''s stripped-down prose has documentary force, and Neufeld''s illustrations, with their intersecting planes of translucent color and their linoleum block-style images, add humor and bite. It''s an important addition to the library of coming-out literature. ―Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
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