Secrets

by Nuruddin Farah

KSh 1,950

It is the week before the outbreak of the civil war in Somalia. Kalaman, a successful young businessman in Mogadiscio receives an unexpected house guest the wild and sexually adventurous Sholoongo, his childhood crush returned from America. She announces that she intends to have his baby. Confronted by this dangerous interruption from his past, Kalaman starts to investigate his family’s history, and uncovers the startling key to his own conception.

Hailed by Salman Rushdie as “one of the finest contemporary African novelists,” Farah writes in a rhythmical, sensual prose reminiscent of Garcia Marquez’s best fiction.

Evoking the beauty and tragedy of Africa, Secrets is a remarkable portrait of a family disintegrating like its country, its ties dissolved by exposed lies and secrets.”

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Description

Series: Blood in the Sun  trilogy
Author: Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 9780140280456
Country: Somalia
Publisher: Penguin Publishers; Penguin USA
Size (mm): 135 x 201 x 20
Pages: 298
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 272 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: 02 Dec 1999

 

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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.