Maps (Paperback)

Author: Farah, Nuruddin

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*Author: Farah, Nuruddin *Publication Date: 2000/11/01 *Number of Pages: 16 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780140296433
SKU 30642199
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0140296433
Release Date 11/1/2000
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.5T
"MAPS is a true and rich work. Nuruddin Farah is one of Africa's finest novelists."
"One of the best novels out of Africa in some time."
"What has been so extraordinary about Farah's fiction from the very beginning is the central place he has given women....What Farah accomplishes with such conviction is a linkage between motherhood and nationhood."
"The power of MAPS lies only partially in the unfolding destinies of the characters. Ultimately, it is the narrative voice of the novel--lush, poetic, ambiguous, sometimes difficult to follow as it flits from character to character with the barest of segues, hallucinatory in tone like the many visions that come to Askar, reaching the end of the story and then looping snakelike to the beginning--that holds us."
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Annotation MAPS is part of Farah's Blood in the Sun trilogy, about the civil strife in Somalia under a totalitarian dictatorship. Askar, whose parents are dead, has been raised by an Ethiopian woman, Misra--and because Somalia is at war with Ethiopia, Askar's loyalties are divided. But Misra gives him the maps that fascinate him all his life, and that awaken in him an interest in boundaries and limits as well as in other places.
Editors Note 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 woman named Misra amid the scandal, gossip, and ritual of a small African village. As an adolescent, Askar goes to live in Somalia's capital, where he strives to find himself just as Somalia struggles for national identity.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Penguin Books

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