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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Somali Literature

On yet another literary journey. This time to Somalia. Nuruddin Farah is probably one of Somalia's most prominent author with his trilogies, Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship, Blood in the Sun, and Past Imperfect. But there's more - there are memoirs (Desert Flower, Infidel), stories on the Somali diaspora community (Nomad Diaries), as well as an anthology by British-Somali writers (Silent Voices), and a forthcoming short story collection, Fairytales for Lost Children, on young, gay and lesbian Somalis. As always, this is not an exhaustive list, and only showcases Somali literature in English. Nadifa Mohamed, author of Black Mamba Boy wrote a short piece on Somali Writers, which provides more detail.



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