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Flattrack Bullies

Flattrack Bullies

Balaji Venkataramanan
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War has been the backdrop of their lives.
Nouri and his cousin Talib have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Though Nouri is a Shiite and Talib is half Sunni, the two never thought about it.
Then one day, as groups of Sunnis and Shiites clash in Baghdad, mistrust and suspicion tear the two boys apart. And now, Iraq isn’t just at war with America. In a country that is at war with itself, the two boys must battle their own deadly prejudices.
Will Talib and Nouri be able to overcome their mutual hatred, and rediscover their friendship?
Gold Medalist for 2012 Independent Publisher Awards
The White Zone is a part of the Duckbill Not Our War series. The NOW series deals with children growing up in times of conflict–powerless, vulnerable, and yet, against all odds, brave and hopeful of a better future.

Imprint: Duckbill Books

Published: Nov/2013

ISBN: 9788192594873

Length : 257 Pages

MRP : ₹250

Flattrack Bullies

Balaji Venkataramanan

War has been the backdrop of their lives.
Nouri and his cousin Talib have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Though Nouri is a Shiite and Talib is half Sunni, the two never thought about it.
Then one day, as groups of Sunnis and Shiites clash in Baghdad, mistrust and suspicion tear the two boys apart. And now, Iraq isn’t just at war with America. In a country that is at war with itself, the two boys must battle their own deadly prejudices.
Will Talib and Nouri be able to overcome their mutual hatred, and rediscover their friendship?
Gold Medalist for 2012 Independent Publisher Awards
The White Zone is a part of the Duckbill Not Our War series. The NOW series deals with children growing up in times of conflict–powerless, vulnerable, and yet, against all odds, brave and hopeful of a better future.

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Balaji Venkataramanan

Like most middle class boys, Balaji Venkataramanan completed his engineering, joined the IT bandwagon, went onsite and started paying EMI’s. Then the bubble burst and FlatTrack Bullies happened. A native of Chennai, he’s mighty proud that he comes from the land of idlisambar, Rajinikanth and the CSK.