Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali
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Ali was born in a traditional Somali family in Somalia in 1985. His estranged father took him from his mother when he was young, and Ali then lived with his father, step-mother, and step-sisters in Abu Dhabi. His father then lied to apply for refugee status in The Netherlands.
- 16 powerful memoirs to give this holiday season, CBC Books, 2019-12-12. Retrieved on 2020-01-29. “Angry Queer Somali Boy combines Ali's personal story with the history of and commentary on the places he's called home: Somalia, Europe and Canada.”
- 15 Canadian books to read about mental health, CBC Books, 2019-05-07. Retrieved on 2020-01-29. “Angry Queer Somali Boy is a memoir by Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali, a young man who left Somalia, spent time in the Netherlands and ended up homeless in Canada.”
- The CBC Books winter reading list: 40 books to read to kick off 2020, CBC Books, 2020-01-28. Retrieved on 2020-01-29. “Canada was the promised land, but when he didn't fit in and life was more difficult than he expected, Ali turned to drugs and partying before finding his way.”
- Hasan Namir. Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali, Quill & Quire, October 2019. Retrieved on 2020-01-29. “Ali spent the period from March 2017 to July 2019 writing Angry Queer Somali Boy, while living in a Toronto men’s shelter. He says that whenever he had to pause for treatment, his editors and publishers 'were super understanding and supportive.'”
- Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali.
- Exile, addiction and racism: what it means to be a gay, Muslim immigrant | CBC Radio, CBC. (in en-US)
- The Best LGBTQ Memoirs of 2019, The Advocate, 2019-12-30. Retrieved on 2020-01-29. “Angry Queer Somali Boy is interwoven with a contextual background of world history and sociopolitical commentary on both the East and West, from the vantage point of a gay Muslim immigrant.”