Manzoor, Sarfraz

Summary: As a teenager, Manzoor tried to reconcile being both British and Muslim. After his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen at age sixteen, he found a lens through which he could view his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Departures, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Summary: Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, is growing up in England in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when he is introduced to the music of 'the Boss,' Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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