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.
“A literary vision both broad and deep, the vision of an exile and a patriot.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“A brutal, beautiful, unforgettable unveiling of a volatile city and a complex woman ‘risking her life in order to get the better of her loss.'”
“This is an intriguing, poetically intense and deeply pleasurable read.”
–Los Angeles Times