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Knots (Paperback)

Author:  Nuruddin Farah
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0143112988
ISBN-13: 9780143112983
Sku: 205098076
Publish Date: 3/25/2008
Pages:  422
Age Range:  22 to UP
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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 familys home from a warlord and finds support from a group of women activists. By the award-winning author of Links. Reprint. *Author: Farah, Nuruddin *Publication Date: 2008/03/25 *Number of Pages: 422 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 7.75
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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. By the award-winning author of Links. Reprint.From the internationally revered author of Links comes Â?a beautiful, hopeful novel about one womanÂ's return to war-ravaged MogadishuÂ? (Time) || Called Â?one of the most sophisticated voices in modern fictionÂ? (The New York Review of Books), Nuruddin Farah is widely recognized as a literary genius. He proves it yet again with Knots, the story of a woman who returns to her roots and discovers much more than herself. Born in Somalia but raised in North America, Cambara flees a failed marriage by traveling to Mogadishu. And there, amid the devastation and brutality, she finds that her most unlikely ambitions begin to seem possible. Conjuring the unforgettable extremes of a fractured Muslim culture and the wayward Somali state through the eyes of a strong, compelling heroine, Knots is another Farah masterwork.
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Since 1991, Somalia has existed in a state of near perpetual warfare. Into this chaos, Cambara, a Somalia-born actress living in Canada, returns to reclaim items from her family estate that a warlord in Mogadishu has stolen. Behind her in Canada lies another kind of trauma: her son drowned while her husband was sleeping with his mistress. In Mogadishu she is forced to live with her hateful cousin Zaak, and the Islamic fundamentalists make it unsafe for her leave the house without her body covered. Tangled in a world of pain, Cambara's attempts to find meaning, friends, and even love, seems impossible, but Nuruddin Farah, writing with a fierce optimism, shows Cambara gradually making sense out of madness--in this respect, KNOTS acts as a small bright light for hope in a blighted country.

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"Nuruddin Farah's calm, profoundly humane new noel, KNOTS...presents one very , tentative hopeful answer to the question left hanging at the end of BLACK HAWK DOWN: What future is there for a country that has spun so wildly out of control?" - Jennifer Reese 02/02/2007

"KNOTS is a powerful dissection of a fragmented society....KNOTS combines faith in a beleaguered people with grave analysis of an imploded society." - Maya Jaggi 02/01/2007

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0422
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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