London Literature Festival

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Host: London Literature Festival
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Speaker: Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah is one of the key voices about contemporary Somalia. In his new novel, Crossbones, Jeebleh returns to Mogadishu with his journalist son-in-law Malik. Elsewhere his brother, Ahl, searches for his stepson in pirate country. What they find is a country of shadowy white-robed figures, and an uneasy calm between one battle and the next. Farah discusses the book and the politics of Somalia at this event.
'Farah reveals the minutiae of survival in a failed state that is awash with SIM cards and AK-47s.' The Economist

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