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The Orchard of Lost Souls. By Nadifa Mohamed
[AUTHOR: NADIFA MOHAMED | COVER: PAPERBACK COVER | 352 PAGES | 1st PUBLICATION 2014 | PUBLISHED: Simon & Schuster | UK | ISBN: 978-1-47111-530-1 |]
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BLACK MAMBA BOY

AUTHOR

NADIFA MOHAMED |

COVER

PAPERBACK COVER | 352 PAGES | 1st PUBLICATION 2014 |

PUBLISHED

Simon & Schuster | UK |

ISBN

978-1-47111-530-1 |

NOVEL | FICTION | BASED ON TRUE EVENTS | ABOUT THREE WOMEN IN SOMALIA |

CONFLICT | STRUGGLE FOR IDENTITY | SHOWS DIFFERENT STAGES OF STRUGGLE |

NOMADS | CITY LIFE | ARMY & CORRUPTION | CIVIL WAR IN THE MAKING |

QUALITY PRINT | MUNCHIN PAPER | ONE COLOUR FONT |LIGHT VOLUME |

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE BOOK:
It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall.

Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was born in, lured to the city by the promise of her first pair of shoes. Kawsar, a solitary widow, is trapped in her little house with its garden clawed from the desert, confined to her bed after a savage beating in the local police station. Filsan, a young female soldier, has moved from Mogadishu to suppress the rebellion growing in the north.

And as the country is unravelled by a civil war that will shock the world, the fates of the three women are twisted irrevocably together. Intimate, frank, brimming with beauty and fierce love, The Orchard of Lost Soulsis an unforgettable account of ordinary lives lived in extraordinary times.

 

 

REVIEWS:
 

As these three women's stories entwine, the result is a moving and captivating tale of survival and hope in a war-torn country, and confirms Mohamed's stature as one of Britain's best young novelists

-Stylist

 

A tenacious imagination and maturing talent.. A complex history is often deftly sketched

- Guardian

 

Three women watch, and suffer, as their native Somalia descends into brutal civil war. It's 1988. The atrocities pile up, but the authorial voice remains resolutely melodic

- Vogue

 

With the unadorned language of a wise, clear-eyed observer, Nadifa Mohamed has spun an unforgettable tale. The Orchard of Lost Souls recounts not just a state's descent into war, but war's most heartbreaking human toll: the death of dreams

- Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go

 

 

A poignant, and, at times, harrowing account of Somalia's descent into civil war, that brings together a refugee girl, a widow and a female soldier

- The Independent

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nadifa Mohamed born 1981 in Hargeisa, Somalia is a Somali-British novelist. She featured on Granta magazine's list "Best of Young British Novelists" in 2013, and in 2014 on the Africa39 list of writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature. She has also written short stories, essays, memoirs and articles in outlets including The Guardian. Her father was a sailor in the merchant navy and her mother was a local landlady. In 1986, she moved with her family to London for what was intended to be a temporary stay. However, the civil war broke out shortly afterwards in Somalia, so they remained in the UK.

Nadifa later attended the University of Oxford, where she studied history and politics.

 

AWARDS:

2010: Betty Trask Prize for Black Mamba Boy

2013: Granta "Best of Young British Novelists"

2014: Africa39 list of the most promising writers under the age of 40 from Sub-Saharan Africa

2014: Somerset Maugham Award for The Orchard of Lost Souls

 

HER PUBLISHED WORK INCLUDE:

--- Black Mamba Boy (2009)

--- The Orchard of Lost Souls (2013)

 

 

 


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