Knots

by Nuruddin Farah

KES 1,600

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.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

Author: Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 9780143112983
Country: Somalia
Publisher: Penguin Publishers; Penguin USA
Size (mm): 134 x 202 x 22
Pages: 422
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 340 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: 28 May 2008

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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.