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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Gay
  • Language:English
  • Pages:290
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543992434

Our fear:A story of forbidden love

by Malik Jobs

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Overview
Our Fear: The story of a forbidden love is the emotional tale of a young Somali man's coming of age and coming to terms with his sexual identity in a country where to be gay is illegal and punishable by death. Abdul finds out quite by accident his attraction to men and must maintain his shameful secret from friends and especially his strict religious father. Ultimately, it becomes too much for young Abdul to hold in, however, coming out brings harsh derision from friends, torture by his own father and a fear for his life. Home life is painfully difficult because his mother is deathly ill and his father is abusive, physically to him and emotionally to his mom. He meets a young American aid worker and, despite his desperate efforts not to, falls in love, further endangering his life. Later, Abdul must decide whether to accept an arranged marriage or be true to himself. Navigating the decisions he makes and steps he takes makes Our Fear impossible to put down.
Description
Our Fear: The story of a forbidden love is the emotional tale of a young Somali man's coming of age and coming to terms with his sexual identity in a country where to be gay is illegal and punishable by death. Abdul finds out quite by accident his attraction to men and must maintain his shameful secret from friends and especially his strict religious father. Ultimately, it becomes too much for young Abdul to hold in, however, coming out brings harsh derision from friends, torture by his own father and a fear for his life. Home life is painfully difficult because his mother is deathly ill and his father is abusive, physically to him and emotionally to his mom. He meets a young American aid worker and, despite his desperate efforts not to, falls in love, further endangering his life. Later, Abdul must decide whether to accept an arranged marriage or be true to himself. Navigating the decisions he makes and steps he takes makes Our Fear impossible to put down.
About the author
MR. jobs was born in somalia and come to united state at the age of fourteen .Coming from strict muslim religion he was always preached by his friends and teachers that the world has one religion and thats muslim.They are no such thing homosexuality in muslim world . while struggling to keep his religion and also learning the American culture.Through out in high school he made few friends who are gay and learn that woman in America have rights despite what he was brain wash with at young age.He dedicate this book to all the woman struggling to find their voice to speak up the issue that they are matter to them because of the mens in their life keeping them silence and to the million of muslim men around the world who live silence because of their sexuality due to outcome if they dare to come out .
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