Close Sesame

by Nuruddin Farah

KSh 1,950

Farah’s landmarkVariations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy is comprised by the novels Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines, and Close Sesame. In this volume, the third and final book in the series, the characters are deeply entwined in the waking nightmare of a police state. An old man finds himself poised in mortal combat with an elusive and cunning enemy in an atmosphere where the distinction between public and private justice is always obscured.

Close Sesame is a novel that offers “an eloquent indictment of the tyrannies committed both under Islamic law and in the name of Socialism” (The Observer).



Sub-title: Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship
Author: Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 9781555971625
Country: Somalia
Publisher: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Size (mm): 37.9 x 216.2 x 19.1
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 326.59 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: 01 Sep 2006

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Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah is a prominent Somali novelist. He is the author of eleven previous novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages and have won numerous awards, such as the 1998 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Born in Baidoa, Somalia, Nuruddin Farah lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he is Distinguished Professor of Literature at Bard College.