Books by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf

THE LION'S BINDING OATH AND OTHER STORIES by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 5, 2018

"Although Yusuf's short stories offer various insights into Somalia, the reader is left wanting for greater nuance in order to come away with a more focused view of the country and its people. (Short stories. 16-adult)"
Yusuf (Somalis in Minnesota, 2013), who grew up as a nomad in Somalia and arrived in the U.S. without a high school diploma, uses Somalia's geographical landscape and culture to create an intricate braid of short stories about family, identity, escape, destruction, and return. Read full book review >
THE LION'S BINDING OATH AND OTHER STORIES by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"Informative and direct storytelling from a corner of Africa that's poorly understood in the West."
Snapshots of rural and urban life in Somalia, written by a refugee and concerned with the "morality that's long been dead" there. Read full book review >