Search Results: "Nuruddin Farah"


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LINKS by Nuruddin Farah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A searing portrait of one of Africa's worst killing fields, by one of her most distinguished writers."
An exile returning to Mogadiscio discovers he must settle some old scores, in a masterful tale from Somalian expatriate Farah (Maps, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAPS by Nuruddin Farah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"One of the best novels out of Africa in some time."
Maps ($23.95; Aug.; 272 pp.; 1-55970-485-3): Originally published in 1986, this is the first installment in Farah's abovementioned trilogy (its concluding volume, Secrets, appeared here alone in 1998). Read full book review >

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GIFTS by Nuruddin Farah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

Gifts ($23.95; Aug.; 256 pp.; 1-55970-484-5). Read full book review >

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HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT by Nuruddin Farah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"An unassuming triumph of straightforward, topical storytelling that both adds to and augments a body of work worthy of a Nobel Prize."
A domestic drama is a prism illuminating the often conflicting cultural and social temperaments of contemporary Africa. Read full book review >

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CROSSBONES by Nuruddin Farah
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Gripping but utterly humane thriller set in one of the least-understood regions on earth."
A freelance journalist and his brother get caught up in a geopolitical hornet's nest when they travel to their ancestral land of Somalia. Read full book review >

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KNOTS by Nuruddin Farah
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"This is not one of this important writer's best books; those are still Maps (1999) and Links (2004). But Farah knows his troubled homeland intimately, and everything he writes commands respectful attention."
A woman "young of heart, strong of body, questionable of judgment, and yet unbending in her doggedness to set things in motion" dominates the prizewinning Somali author's ambitious, accusatory tenth novel. Read full book review >

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SECRETS by Nuruddin Farah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Haunting scraps of tribal wisdom, animal fables, riddles, and parables blend seamlessly with the author's incisive analytical prose: a novel that's a genuine—and genuinely disturbing—mystery."
This intricate new novel, written in English by Somalian author Farah (Maps, 1987, etc.), was recently awarded the 1998 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Read full book review >

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THE SPIDER AND THE DOVES by Farah Morley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Although a little too wordy for younger listeners, this is one of the more attractive books on Islam's origins. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
The lowly spider is a strong hero in this traditional story about Muhammad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2004

"Immensely valuable for those who follow the movements of international terrorists—who, by Farah's account, walk among us on all sides."
Opponents of the WTO take note: one of the unintended consequences of globalization is financial freedom for terrorists. Read full book review >

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The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A run-of-the-mill story in a beautifully drawn fantasy world."
An orphan discovers her royal roots in the first book of Oomerbhoy's debut YA fantasy series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A manifesto that could prove the opening statement in an overdue debate on property rights and the ties that bind them to personal liberties."
Congressman Pombo (Rep., Calif.) and Farah (former editor of the Sacramento Union) mount a spirited, effective defense against what they argue is a determined assault on the very concept of private property in America by an alliance of elitist environmental groups, high-handed bureaucrats, and complicit lawmakers. Read full book review >