Books by Nadifa Mohamed

THE ORCHARD OF LOST SOULS by Nadifa Mohamed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Despite some strained coincidental connections, Mohamed creates three memorable characters and makes the experience of what it was (and remains) like to live through the chaos of Somalia's dystopia disturbingly real."
Mohamed (Black Mamba Boy, 2010) takes on the Somali civil war of the late 1980s with the intersecting stories of three women: the elderly widow of a former police commissioner opposed to the authoritarian regime; an ambitious army officer trying to meet her military father's expectations; and a 9-year-old orphan living by her wits. Read full book review >
BLACK MAMBA BOY by Nadifa Mohamed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Rich material in need of a firmer authorial hand. "
A young Somali racks up lots of miles in this combination coming-of-age/adventure story, the author's debut, set in the Horn of Africa in the 1930s. Read full book review >