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Author(s): Nuruddin Farah

Location(s): Somalia, Mogadishu (Mogadiscio)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

From the internationally revered author of Links comes “a beautiful, hopeful novel about one woman’s return to war-ravaged Mogadishu” (“Time”) Called “one of the most sophisticated voices in modern fiction” (“The New York Review of Books”), Nuruddin Farah is widely recognized as a literary genius. He proves it yet again with “Knots,” the story of a woman who returns to her roots and discovers much more than herself. Born in Somalia but raised in North America, Cambara flees a failed marriage by traveling to Mogadishu. And there, amid the devastation and brutality, she finds that her most unlikely ambitions begin to seem possible. Conjuring the unforgettable extremes of a fractured Muslim culture and the wayward Somali state through the eyes of a strong, compelling heroine, “Knots” is another Farah masterwork.

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