By Channa Wickremesekera
“Allah shouldn’t have published rather a lot to the Prophet. It basically makes pious humans like us suffer.”
So muses Khalid Khan, a seventeen-year-old Afghan boy residing in Melbourne. Khalid is like all different boy his age in Australia. He loves his footy and his mum’s cooking. He unearths his dad’s idiosyncrasies endearing and fun. he is taking each chance to tease his sister, Aisha. And he's tethered to his cellular and has a overwhelm on a lady at school.
Khalid additionally believes in Allah, even though he occasionally wonders if it is this kind of solid concept to transform every person on the earth to Islam.
One Friday morning, the quiet suburban lifetime of Khalid’s family members is grew to become the wrong way up whilst an unwelcome customer appears to be like on the door. What follows is a hilarious—and poignant—intercultural come upon that explores love, socioeconomics, and faith and uncovers our universal humanity even in the middle of difference.
“A enjoyable novel written in a jaunty youngster voice—a novel that attempts to tip our assumptions on their heads and succeeds.” —Anna Funder, writer of Stasiland and All That I Am
“This is a well timed novel, written with bold and mind's eye. It offers with topics that we urgently have to interact with and mirror upon, demanding situations that cry out for a long-overdue nationwide conversation.” —Arnold Zable, writer of Cafe Scheherazade, The Fig Tree, and Violin Lessons
About the Author
Channa Wickremesekera is a Sri Lankan-born author and researcher in Melbourne. additionally to Asylum (Palaver 2015), his past works of fiction include Walls (self-published 2002), Distant Warriors (Hussein Publishing condominium 2005), In a similar Boat (Bay Owl Press 2010), and Tracks (self-published 2015), all of which care for the migrant adventure. He is also a historian who researches the army historical past of South Asia. His released works of background include Best Black Troops on the planet: British Perceptions and the Making of the Sepoy, 1746–1805 (Manohar 2002) and Kandy at warfare: Indigenous army Resistance to ecu growth in Sri Lanka, 1594–1818 (Vijitha Yapa guides 2004). a 3rd booklet at the separatist warfare in Sri Lanka should be released in past due 2015.
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