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Only Half of Me By Rageh Omaar

Only Half of Me by Rageh Omaar

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A Muslim boy goes to a madrassa in Mogadishu to learn the Koran. His parents take him on two pilgrimages to Mecca. He arrives in Britain as a child just as Somalia collapses into a state of civil war that will continue throughout his childhood and prevent him from going home. This work presents the story of Rageh Omaar's childhood.

Only Half of Me Summary

Only Half of Me by Rageh Omaar

A Muslim boy goes to a madrassa in Mogadishu to learn the Koran. His parents take him on two pilgrimages to Mecca. He arrives in Britain as a child just as Somalia collapses into a state of civil war that will continue throughout his childhood and prevent him from going home. To the media, government and general public this is the classic background story of the most feared figure of our times: the young, male, black, British Muslim. It is also the story of Rageh Omaar's childhood. Rageh Omaar's unique and profoundly moving book is the story of his childhood in Somalia, his family's attitude to religion, his double life as a British Muslim and that of other British Muslims. Full of humanity and rage, empathy and insight, Only Half of Me takes us into lives that are widely misunderstood, and tries to make sense of our own fractured world.

Only Half of Me Reviews

An urgent, passionate and angry polemic. Omaar writes movingly . . . his deep humanity and compassion win the argument * The Times *
An urgent, passionate and angry polemic. Omaar writes movingly . . . his deep humanity and compassion win the argument * The Times *

About Rageh Omaar

Rageh Omaar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1967. He began his career in the Africa Service of the BBC World Service. From 2001 to 2003 he was BBC TV News Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg. He was BBC TV's main correspondent in Baghdad during the Iraq war. He won an Emma award for best TV journalist in 2002 and 2003. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

Additional information

GOR001545037
9780141017150
0141017155
Only Half of Me by Rageh Omaar
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-02-22
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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