God in Pink

October 8, 2015|
God in Pink by Hasan Namir
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A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year

Lambda Literary Award winner

The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died, and who lives under the close scrutiny of his strict brother and sister-in-law. They exert pressure on him to find a wife, leaving him anguished and struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and culture. Desperate for counsel, he seeks the advice of Ammar, a sheikh at a local mosque, whose tolerance is challenged by the contradictions between Ramy''s dilemma and the teachings of the Qur''an, leading him to question his own belief system.

Alternating between quiet moments of beauty and raw depictions of violence, God in Pink poignantly captures the anguish and the fortitude of gay Muslims in Iraq.

Hasan Namir was born in Iraq in 1987 and came to Canada at a young age. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in English. His debut novel God in Pink won the Lambda Literary Award for gay fiction in 2016. His other titles are the poetry book War/Torn and the children''s picture book The Name I Call Myself. He lives in Sur...
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Title:God in Pink
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:158 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:158 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.45 in
Published:October 8, 2015
Publisher:Arsenal Pulp Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781551526065

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