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Links

From the internationally acclaimed author of North of DawnLinks is a gripping, provocative, and revelatory novel that will stand as a classic of modern world literature.

Jeebleh is returning to Mogadiscio, Somalia, for the first time in twenty years. But this is not a nostalgia trip–his last residence there was a jail cell. And who could feel nostalgic for a city like this? U.S. troops have come and gone, and the decimated city is ruled by clan warlords and patrolled by qaat-chewing gangs who shoot civilians to relieve their adolescent boredom. Diverted in his pilgrimage to visit his mother’s grave, Jeebleh is asked to investigate the abduction of the young daughter of one of his closest friend’s family. But he learns quickly that any act in this city, particularly an act of justice, is much more complicated than he might have imagined.
Weight 249.47 g
Dimensions 134.62 × 200.66 × 22.86 mm
ISBN

9780143034841

Country

Somalia

Pages

352

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Date

Mar 29, 2005

Author

Nuruddin Farah

Publisher

Penguin Books

Series

The Mogadiscio Trilogy

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Editorial Review

“Nuruddin Farah, the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years.” —The New York Review of Books

“It’s easy to see why Nuruddin Farah’s name keeps coming up as a likely recipient of a Nobel Prize in Literature.” —Newsweek