From a Crooked Rib

Written with complete conviction from a woman s point of view, Nuruddin Farah s spare, shocking first novel savagely attacks the traditional values of his people yet is also a haunting celebration of the unbroken human spirit Ebla, an orphan of eighteen, runs away from her nomadic encampment in

The Orchard of Lost Souls

The eagerly awaited new novel from the author of the acclaimed Orange longlisted Black Mamba Boy 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.

Desert Flower

Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take


This first novel in Nuruddin Farah s Blood in the Sun trilogy tells the story of Askar, a man coming of age in the turmoil of modern Africa With his father a victim of the bloody Ethiopian civil war and his mother dying the day of his birth, Askar is taken in and raised by a man named Misra amid