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From a crooked rib

Author: Nuruddin Farah
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'God created woman from a crooked rib and anyone who trieth to straighten it, breaketh it' (Somali traditional proverb). Elba's story - of a rural girl's life and unhappy marriage in Mogadishu - is a celebration of the human spirit and a challenge to male chauvinism.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 0141187174 9780141187174
OCLC Number: 52947870
Notes: Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1970.
Description: vii, 182 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Nuruddin Farah ; introduction by Richard Dowden.

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Presents an account of the experience of a girl named Ebla, who runs away from her rural family, settles in Mogadishu, the capital, and marries an educated man with unhappy results.  Read more...

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