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Farah, Nuruddin 1945-

Overview
Works: 146 works in 737 publications in 12 languages and 16,232 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Interviews  Psychological fiction  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Signer, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR9396.9.F3, 823
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Links by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

46 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to Mogadishu, Somalia, from New York after a twenty-year exile, Jeebleh finds a troubled and devastated city ruled by clan warlords and patrolled by violent gangs of thugs
Knots by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to her native home in Somalia after being raised in North America and suffering a failed marriage, self-reliant Cambara struggles to reclaim her family's home from a warlord and finds support from a group of women activists
Maps by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

72 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Somali youth is torn between duty to family and country. On the one hand Askar, an orphan, should look after his foster mother, on the other he wants to be a man and emulate his father who died fighting the Ethiopians. By an English-speaking Somali writer, author of Secrets
Crossbones by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Completing the trilogy that began with LINKS and KNOTS, Jeebleh returns to Somalia, now in a religionist grip, along with his journalist son-in-law, Malik, and Malik's brother Ahl, who is in search of his stepson-turned-pirate"--
Gifts by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War in Somalia transforms a simple village girl into a self-confident woman who even swims and drives a car. She is Duniya, a widow with three children. By an English-speaking writer, author of Maps
Hiding in plain sight by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and German and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Bella learns of the murder of her beloved half brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, she's in Rome. The two had different fathers but shared a Somali mother, from whom Bella's inherited her freewheeling ways. An internationally known fashion photographer, dazzling but aloof, she comes and goes as she pleases, juggling three lovers. But with her teenage niece and nephew effectively orphaned - their mother abandoned them years ago--she feels an unfamiliar surge of protective feeling. Putting her life on hold, she journeys to Nairobi, where the two are in boarding school, uncertain whether she can--or must--come to their rescue. When their mother resurfaces, reasserting her maternal rights and bringing with her a gale of chaos and confusion that mirror the deepening political instability in the region, Bella has to decide how far she will go to obey the call of sisterly responsibility"--
Secrets by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the civil war in Somalia, this stunningly ambitious novel was aLos Angeles Times Book Review Best Fiction of the Year Selection. In Mogadiscio, the dictator is preparing to flee and clans are moving into the city, which rattles with machine gun fire. Society is collapsing under the weight of its own perversities. Unexpectedly, Kalaman, a businessman who owns a computer store, receives a visit from his childhood crush, who has returned from America to take him up on an old pledgeand have his child. The arrival of his house guest pulls Kalaman back into a past he thought he had escaped, rife with doubts and secrets that go deep into his heritage. --- From back cover
From a crooked rib by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

52 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel raising questions of female circumcision, choice in marriage, polygamous marriage, and divorce
Sweet & sour milk by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sweet and Sour Milk chronicles a man's search for the reasons behind his twin brother's violent death during the 1970s. The atmosphere of political tyranny and repression reduces his quest to a passive and fatalistic level, and the book progresses largely on an inner plane. This is the first in the sequence of novels followed by Sardines and Close Sesame, to which the author gives the overall title: Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship"--Back cover
Sardines by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired from her job as editor of a national newspaper because of government disapproval of her editorial policies, Medina tries to give her daughter, Ubax, a sense of dignity and self-worth
Close sesame by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a waking nightmare of a police state in Africa, an old man finds himself poised in mortal combat with an elusive and cunning enemy in an atmosphere where the distinction between public and private justice is obscured
North of dawn by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Somalian couple's tranquil life abroad in Oslo is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their jihadist son's widow and children, who respectively retreat into strict religion and hunger for freedoms in a new homeland
A naked needle by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Somalia/Mogadischu ; Liebe - kulturelle Identität
Yesterday, tomorrow : voices from the Somali diaspora by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a Somali, recounts the stories of Somali refugees and others whose lives were uprooted or terribly transformed by the anarchy in Somalia during the early 1990s
Writers talk : Chinua Achebe with Nuruddin Farah( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Translation African and Nigerian identity. --Choosing a language in which to write. --Nigerian oral tradition
Hiding in plain sight : a novel by Nuruddin Farah( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bella learns of the murder of her beloved half-brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, shes in Rome. The two had different fathers but shared a Somali mother, from whom Bellas inherited her freewheeling ways. But with her teenage niece and nephew effectively orphaned - their mother abandoned them years ago - she feels an unfamiliar surge of protective feeling. Putting her life on hold, she journeys to Nairobi, uncertain whether she can - or must - come to their rescue. When their mother resurfaces, Bella has to decide how far she will go to obey the call of sisterly responsibility. 2014
Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinua Achebe discusses his work and life with Farah Nuruddin
Chinua Achebe with Nuruddin Farah by Nuruddin Farah( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinua Achebe and Nuruddin Farah discuss several questions facing African writers, including the choice of language (Ibo or English in Achebe's case) and the importance and use of the oral tradition
Chinua Achebe with Nuruddin Farah( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinua Achebe addresses a number of issues confronted by African writers today including choice of language, national versus transnational identity, and the importance and use of oral traditions
North of dawn : a novel by Nuruddin Farah( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple's tranquil life abroad is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their son's widow and children, in the latest from Somalia's most celebrated novelist. For decades, Gacalo and Mugdi have lived in Oslo, where they've led a peaceful, largely assimilated life and raised two children. Their beloved son, Dhaqaneh, however, is driven by feelings of alienation to jihadism in Somalia, where he kills himself in a suicide attack. The couple reluctantly offers a haven to his family. But on arrival in Oslo, their daughter-in-law cloaks herself even more deeply in religion, while her children hunger for the freedoms of their new homeland, a rift that will have lifealtering consequences for the entire family. Set against the backdrop of real events, North of Dawn is a provocative, devastating story of love, loyalty, and national identity that asks whether it is ever possible to escape a legacy of violence'and if so, at what cost
 
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Alternative Names
Faarax Nuuraddiin

Fāraḥ, Nūr al-Dīn 1945-

Farah Nuruddin

Farah Nurudin

Farah, Nurudin 1945-

Farrāḥ, Nūr-ad-Dīn 1945-

Farrāḥ, Nūr al-Dīn 1945-

Naruddin Farah

Naruddin Farah escritor somalí

Nūr-ad-Dīn Farrāḥ 1945-

Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin, Farah 1945-

Nuruddin Farah écrivain somalien

Nuruddin Farah escriptor somali

Nuruddin Farah escritor somalí

Nuruddin Farah schrijver uit Somalië

Nuruddin Farah scriitor somalez

Nuruddin Farah scrittore somalo

Nuruddin Farah somalischer Schriftsteller

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Nuuraddin Faarax

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Languages
English (428)

German (51)

French (36)

Italian (21)

Swedish (13)

Spanish (12)

Dutch (10)

Finnish (6)

Arabic (5)

Portuguese (3)

Slovenian (2)

Danish (2)