Escape from Bussorah Street:

Escape from Bussorah Street

By A. K. Zai

Published by Epigram Books

Middle Grade



Life is bustling on Bussorah Street, and yet, Zak is feeling restless. All he wants is to be a sepak raga trainer, but his father insists that he learn the family trade of tailoring. And he's not looking forward to the upcoming circumcision ritual, a rite of passage that all Muslim boys must go through to become a man...and Zak's definitely not ready to be a grownup. But when the war arrives on the street, it shakes up Zak's world at the core. It is through immense love and loss that Zak comes into his own.