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The Orchard of Lost Souls free pdf 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.

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 Souls is an unforgettable account of ordinary lives lived in extraordinary times.

Praise for Black Mamba Boy:

'Mixing startling lyricism and sheer brutality, Mohamed plunges into the chattering, viscous heat and "hyena darkness" of Aden...this is a significant, affecting book' Guardian

'The most exciting, original new fiction is coming out of Africa. Nadifa Mohamed has produced a first novel of elegance and beauty...Watch out for this one during prize season- it's a stunning debut' The Times

'Just as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun drew out the little documented dramas of the Biafran war, Mohamed describes an East Africa under Mussolini's rule...such an accomplished first novel' Independent

About Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa in 1981. In 1986 her family temporarily relocated to London- this move became permanent with the eruption of the Somali Civil War. She was educated in London and went to Oxford to study history and politics. She finally returned to Hargeisa, now in the new Republic of Somaliland, in 2008. Her first novel, "Black Mamba Boy," won the Betty Trask Prize, was long-listed for the Orange Prize, and was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award. In 2013 she was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.

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Author : Nadifa Mohamed
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
Data Published : 04 March 2014
ISBN : 0374209146
EAN : 9780374209148
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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