by Nuruddin Farah

KSh 2,000

This first novel in Nuruddin Farah’s Blood in the Sun trilogy tells the story of Askar, a man coming of age in the turmoil of modern Africa. With his father a victim of the bloody Ethiopian civil war and his mother dying the day of his birth, Askar is taken in and raised by a woman named Misra amid the scandal, gossip, and ritual of a small African village. As an adolescent, Askar goes to live in Somalia’s capital, where he strives to find himself just as Somalia struggles for national identity.



Series: Blood in the Sun  trilogy
Author: Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 9780140296433
Country: Somalia
Publisher: Penguin Publishers; Penguin USA
Size (mm): 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 181.44 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: 01 Nov 2000

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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.