Why Young Men

Jamil Jivani

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Why Young Men

Jamil Jivani

Using his own story as a jumping off point, Jivani discusses why it’s so often young men who fall into patterns of violence and extremism, and how we can bring change to this ever increasing global problem.

Why Young Men is not just a powerful and beautifully written non-fiction narrative book, it’s a book of ideas that pursues a positive path and offers a counterintuitive, often provocative argument for a sea change in the way we look at young men, and for how they see themselves.

Jamil focuses on the particular challenges of emotional development, incarceration, finishing school, engaging in the economy, violence and the tendency of young men to gravitate to extreme groups.

Why Young Men is a brilliant exploration of race, class, hopelessness, and why all too many young men turn to radicalization and violence. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about solving one of the most important problems of our day.”

Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Discussion points: male culture, toxic masculinity, family violence, extremism, police violence, terrorism, populism, racism, raising boys, cultural identity, gun violence, racial profiling, rage.

 

AVAILABLE MAY 20TH, 2019 

Available as:

  • First Edition
    Published 20/5/2019 ISBN 978-1-925700-49-7
    $29.99

Jamil Jivani

Jamil Jivani

Jamil Jivani

The day after the 2015 Paris terror attacks, twenty-eight-year-old Canadian Jamil Jivani opened the newspaper to find that the men responsible were familiar to him. He didn’t know them, but the communities they grew up in and the challenges they faced mirrored the circumstances of his own life.

Jivani was raised in a mostly immigrant community in Toronto that faced significant problems with integration. Having grown up a black man with a largely absent father and a general distrust of the police and systems around him, he knows what it is to watch a man’s future influenced by gangster culture or radical ideologies associated with Islam.

He broke the pattern and has devoted his life to studying and working in the area of issues affecting youth, immigrants and low-income families. Jamil is now a law professor.

His book, Why Young Men is not just a powerful and beautifully written non-fiction narrative book, it’s a book of ideas that pursues a positive path and offers a counterintuitive, often provocative argument for a sea change in the way we look at young men, and for how they see themselves.

 

Author Photo by Wim Van Cappellen

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