Divided City

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Divided City
First edition
Author Theresa Breslin
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Young adult
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
6 May 2005
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 259 pp
ISBN 978-0-552-55188-5

Divided City is a novel written by Theresa Breslin and published in 2005 by Doubleday. The novel is written for teenagers and adults concerning the problems of sectarianism in Glasgow and racism against asylum seekers.[1]

The main characters are young boys called Graham, a Protestant supporting Rangers. Joe, a Catholic supporting Celtic, and a young asylum seeker named Kyoul.

Plot Outline[edit]

A dark stain, spreading. A young man lies bleeding in the street. It's Glasgow. And it's May - the marching season. The Orange Walks have begun. Graham doesn't want to be involved. He just wants to play football with his new mate, Joe. But then he witnesses a shocking moment of violence. A gripping tale about two boys who must find their own answers - and their own way forward - in a world divided by differences.


Joe a.k.a. Joseph Flaherty



Granda Reid - Graham's grandfather.

Leanne - Kyoul's girlfriend.

Mr.Sinclair- An old man from the hospital

My Dad

Mr Fister

Ray Pest


Peter File

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Official Theresa Breslin Website - Divided City