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The Resource Good Muslim Boy

Good Muslim Boy

Label
Good Muslim Boy
Title
Good Muslim Boy
Statement of responsibility
Osamah Sami
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Osamah Sami: a schemer, a dreamer and a madcap antihero of spectacular proportions whose terrible life choices keep leading to cataclysmic consequences ... despite his best-laid plans to be a Good Muslim BoyBy the age of 13, Osamah had survived the Iran–Iraq War, peddled fireworks and chewing gum on the Iranian black market, proposed temporary marriage' not once but three times, and received countless floggings from the Piety Police for trying to hold hands with girlsin dark cinemas.And the trouble didn't stop when Osamah emigrated to Australia. As much as he tried to be a Good Muslim Boy—his father was the lead cleric in Melbourne, after all—life was short and there were beaches with girls in bikinis to skip school for, a medical degree to fake because the son of a cleric should become a doctor, and an arranged marriage to run away from because his heart belonged to someone else.Good Muslim Boy is a hilarious and heartbreaking memoir of love, loss and family. It's about what we'll do to live up to expectations—and what we must do to live with ourselves."The fact that these events are true beggars belief ... We need someone in the world to be our yardstick, a benchmark by which we may assess our own gaffes and shortcomings. Osamah is our man." Andrew Knight, creator of SeaChange
Summary
By the age of thirteen, Osamah had survived the Iran-Iraq war, peddled fireworks and chewing gum on the Iranian black market, proposed 'temporary marriage' not once but three times, and received countless floggings from the Piety Police for trying to hold hands with girls in dark cinemas. And the trouble didn't stop when Osamah emigrated to Australia.
Biography type
autobiography
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10640058
Cataloging source
VPEN
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Sami, Osamah
Dewey number
305.697092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Good Muslim Boy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:51037933-b9cd-4336-98e0-80bb0f92c125
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743583210
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Good Muslim Boy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:51037933-b9cd-4336-98e0-80bb0f92c125
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743583210
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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