Search Results: "Nadifa Mohamed"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2007

"An attempt to uphold the superiority of the Koran, but the reader may not find God in the process."
Fragmented defense of the Koran as the fulfillment of Jewish and Christian scripture, and as a prophetic authority on matters of science and nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GAME OF FORGETTING by Mohamed Berrada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Both as theory and as story, a wise, humane, and deeply involving work."
The Game of Forgetting ($10.95 paperback original; June 1996; 150 pp.; 0-292-70845-9). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"A powerful presentation of alternative directions that will shape the future of global politics."
Drawing upon his unique perspective on the diplomatic firing line, 2005 Nobel Peace Prize winner ElBaradei—director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1997 to 2009—shares his unique perspective on how to achieve global security. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Fiscal-policy wonks will find this look at the financial system illuminating, though ordinary investors and civilians will find it daunting."
The chair of Barack Obama's Global Development Council warns that the economy is bound for more bumpiness, stress, and course-altering ahead, "potentially quite suddenly." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOHA THE WISE FOOL by Denys  Johnson-Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A delightful introduction to the folklore of a region with a fascinating endnote about the illustrations, their creators and the origins of the stories. (Folklore. 7-10)"
Goha is the Egyptian incarnation of the Turkish Hoja Nasrudin (also known as Nasreddin Hoca) and the Iranian Mulla Nasrudin. Read full book review >