The Picture of Nobody

The Picture of Nobody

Book - 2010
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Tommy lives with his family in Ajax, a small town close to Toronto. His parents are Ismaili Muslims who immigrated to Canada before Tommy was born. Tommy, a shy, chubby seventeen-year-old, feels like an outsider. The arrest of a terrorist group in Toronto turns Tommy's world upside down. No one noticed him before. Now, he experiences the sting of racism at the local coffee shop where he works part-time. A group of young men who hang out at the coffee shop begin to bully him. In spite, Tommy commits an act of revenge against the group's ringleader.
Publisher: Edmonton : Grass Roots Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781926583280
Branch Call Number: ESL FICTION MAH
Characteristics: 78 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Book Club Selection


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After the arrest of a terrorist group in Toronto, a shy Muslim teenager is faced with dealing with racism while working at a coffee shop.

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Nov 20, 2013

Told from the viewpoint of a young Muslim living in Toronto when terroists turn his life upside down. How other's view him eventhough he is Canadian born and not involved with gangs . A good kid trying to do good and not be bitter with other's opinions of him.

Oct 24, 2010

R Maharaj has put many words in this book of few pages. It covers the painful journey of a teenager faced with the daily struggle of simply existing. Familia dynamics and the predjudice he's subjected to add to the reality that we all need to make choices in life . The lessons that we learn from the consequences , of each of those choices , are the deciding factors in who we become..

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