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Born on a Tuesday - A Novel-logo

Born on a Tuesday - A Novel

Elnathan John

From two-time Caine Prize finalist Elnathan John, a dynamic young voice from Nigeria, Born on a Tuesday is a stirring, starkly rendered first novel about a young boy struggling to find his place in a society that is fracturing along religious and political lines. In far northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys who sleep under a kuka tree. During the election, the boys are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble. When their attempt to burn down the opposition's local headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind. He makes his way to a mosque that provides him with food, shelter, and guidance. With his quick aptitude and modest nature, Dantala becomes a favored apprentice to the mosque's sheikh. Before long, he is faced with a terrible conflict of loyalties, as one of the sheikh's closest advisors begins to raise his own radical movement. When bloodshed erupts in the city around him, Dantala must decide what kind of Muslim-and what kind of man-he wants to be. Told in Dantala's naive, searching voice, this astonishing debut explores the ways in which young men are seduced by religious fundamentalism and violence.

From two-time Caine Prize finalist Elnathan John, a dynamic young voice from Nigeria, Born on a Tuesday is a stirring, starkly rendered first novel about a young boy struggling to find his place in a society that is fracturing along religious and political lines. In far northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys who sleep under a kuka tree. During the election, the boys are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble. When their attempt to burn down the opposition's local headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind. He makes his way to a mosque that provides him with food, shelter, and guidance. With his quick aptitude and modest nature, Dantala becomes a favored apprentice to the mosque's sheikh. Before long, he is faced with a terrible conflict of loyalties, as one of the sheikh's closest advisors begins to raise his own radical movement. When bloodshed erupts in the city around him, Dantala must decide what kind of Muslim-and what kind of man-he wants to be. Told in Dantala's naive, searching voice, this astonishing debut explores the ways in which young men are seduced by religious fundamentalism and violence.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From two-time Caine Prize finalist Elnathan John, a dynamic young voice from Nigeria, Born on a Tuesday is a stirring, starkly rendered first novel about a young boy struggling to find his place in a society that is fracturing along religious and political lines. In far northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys who sleep under a kuka tree. During the election, the boys are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble. When their attempt to burn down the opposition's local headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind. He makes his way to a mosque that provides him with food, shelter, and guidance. With his quick aptitude and modest nature, Dantala becomes a favored apprentice to the mosque's sheikh. Before long, he is faced with a terrible conflict of loyalties, as one of the sheikh's closest advisors begins to raise his own radical movement. When bloodshed erupts in the city around him, Dantala must decide what kind of Muslim-and what kind of man-he wants to be. Told in Dantala's naive, searching voice, this astonishing debut explores the ways in which young men are seduced by religious fundamentalism and violence.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Corey Allen

Length:

7h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:32