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Greetings From Bury Park
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2019-07-11
Pages: 288
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to join his father in Bury Park, Luton. His teenage years were a constant battle to reconcile being both British and Muslim. But when his best friend introduced him to Bruce Springsteen, his life changed for ever. In this affectionate and timely memoir, Manzoor retraces his journey from the frustrations of his childhood to his reaction to the tragedies of 9/11 and 7/7. Original, darkly tender and wryly amusing, this is an inspiring tribute to the power of music to transcend race and religion and a moving account of a relationship between father and son

Greetings From Bury Park
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
Release Date: 2008-06
Pages: 269
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Sarfraz Manzoor Was Two Years Old When His Family Emigrated From Pakistan To Join His Father In Bury Park, Luton. His Teenage Years Were A Constant Battle To Reconcile Being Both British And Muslim. But When His Best Friend Introduced Him To Bruce Springsteen, His Life Changed For Ever. In This Affectionate And Timely Memoir, Manzoor Retraces His Journey From The Frustrations Of His Childhood To His Reaction To The Tragedies Of 9/11 And 7/7. Original, Darkly Tender And Wryly Amusing, This Is An Inspiring Tribute To The Power Of Music To Transcend Race And Religion And A Moving Account Of A Relationship Between Father And Son.

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Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 2019-07-30
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. A charming memoir about the impact of Bruce Springsteen's music on a Pakistani boy growing up in 1970s Britain. Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. He spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen at age sixteen, his life changed completely. From the moment Manzoor heard the opening lines to "The River," Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to The Boss and a story of personal discovery, Blinded by the Light (originally published as Greetings from Bury Park) is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race. Featuring a new afterword by the author.

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Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 2019-08-06
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Soon to be a major motion picture--a charming memoir about the impact of Bruce Springsteen's music on a Pakistani boy growing up in 1970s' Britain. Both a tribute to The Boss and a story of personal discovery, Blinded by the Light (originally published as Greetings from Bury Park) is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race. Featuring a new Afterword by the author.thor.

Greetings From Bury Park
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publisher:
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 47
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Muslims In Britain
Author: Sophie Gilliat-Ray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Pages: 316
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Drawing upon sociology, history, anthropology, and politics, this book provides an informed understanding of the daily lives of British Muslims.

They
Author: Sarfraz Manzoor
Publisher:
Release Date: 2021-03-30
Pages: 320
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Britain is divided. In the last ten years there has been a rise both in Islamist radicalism and far-right extremism. Across Europe, anti-Muslim attitudes have moved from the fringe towards near-acceptability, evidenced in this country by the comments from Boris Johnson on the niqab and the journey of Tommy Robinson from football thug to advisor to UKIP. The narrative from both hard-line Muslims and the far right is the same: Muslims and non-Muslims cannot and should not live together, because they are not us. In They, acclaimed writer Sarfraz Manzoor will confront head-on what critics say about Muslims and will explore, through nine major themes, whether their accusations have any credence. Visiting the towns and cities in Britain most notorious for race riots, segregation, jihadism and child sex exploitation, Sarfraz will talk with those who we usually don't hear from - the lived experiences of radicalism, forced marriage and sexual exploitation - and will search for the people and stories that offer a glimpse of hope that things can change for the better. Personal, controversial and enduringly hopeful, They will offer a fresh vision of how to build a more united kingdom, tackling head-on as it does many of the most pressing issues of our age.

Modern Britain
Author: Jan Erik Mustad
Publisher: Samfundslitteratur
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 152
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Hatters  Railwaymen And Knitters
Author: Daniel Gray
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Pages: 320
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Daniel Gray is about to turn thirty. Like any sane person, his response is to travel to Luton, Crewe and Hinckley. After a decade's exile in Scotland, he sets out to reacquaint himself with England via what he considers its greatest asset: football. Watching teams from the Championship (or Division Two as any right-minded person calls it) to the South West Peninsula Premier, and aimlessly walking around towns from Carlisle to Newquay, Gray paints a curious landscape forgotten by many. He discovers how the provinces made the England we know, from Teesside's role in the Empire to Luton's in our mongrel DNA. Moments in the histories of his teams come together to form football's narrative, starting with Sheffield pioneers and ending with fan ownership at Chester, and Gray shows how the modern game unifies an England in flux and dominates the places in which it is played. Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters is a wry and affectionate ramble through the wonderful towns and teams that make the country and capture its very essence. It is part-football book, part-travelogue and part-love letter to the bits of England that often get forgotten, celebrated here in all their blessed eccentricity.

Bruce Springsteen And Philosophy
Author: Randall E. Auxier
Publisher: Open Court
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Pages: 288
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status as a poet.