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The Resource No heaven for good boys : a novel, Keisha Bush

No heaven for good boys : a novel, Keisha Bush

Label
No heaven for good boys : a novel
Title
No heaven for good boys
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Keisha Bush
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Marabout Ahmed, is a highly regarded Koranic teacher who runs a religious school for young boys in the capital city where Ibrahimah is sent to join his cousin Etienne to study for a year--the local custom for many families. Six-year-old Ibrahimah loves swiping pastries from his mother's kitchen, harvesting green beans with his father, and racing down to the beach after the mosque in search of sea glass with his sisters. But when he is approached in his rural village one day by a seemingly kind stranger, the tides of his life turn forever. Unbeknownst to Ibrahimah's parents, rather than teaching the boys, Marabout sends them out to beg in the streets in order to line his pockets. To make it back home alive, Etienne and Ibrahimah must help one another survive both the dangers posed by Marabout, and the myriad threats of the city: black market organ traders, rival packs of boys from other daaras, and mounting student protest on the streets. Transporting us between rural and urban Senegal, No Heaven for Good Boys shows the strength that can emerge when one has no other choice but to survive. Drawn from real incidents in metropolitan Senegal, No Heaven for Good Boys is provocative, finely rendered, and hauntingly urgent--an extraordinary debut novel that locates the universal through the story of two boys caught in the terrible sweep of history."--
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10921051
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bush, Keisha
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.U8388
LC item number
N6 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dakar (Senegal)
  • Cousins
  • Senegal
  • Senegal
Label
No heaven for good boys : a novel, Keisha Bush
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137206549
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780399591969
Lccn
2019054027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137206549
Label
No heaven for good boys : a novel, Keisha Bush
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137206549
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780399591969
Lccn
2019054027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137206549

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