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Maps - Nuruddin Farah
Maps
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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 man named Misra amid... show more
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 man 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."Startling ...passionate. Farah's masterpiece."—Suzanne Rata, The New York Times Book Review "With the publication of the Blood in the Sun trilogy, Mr. Farah takes his well deserved place beside Chinua Achebe and V. S. Naipaul."—The Wall Street Journal
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781559704854 (1559704853)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Blood in the Sun (#1)
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Maps
One almost needs a map to make sense of this novel. It's not that the story is convoluted; it's more the way the story is told. At its core, Maps is exquisitely written with a story that is perhaps a bit too drawn out, but is interesting nonetheless. The language Farah uses to craft this story is ph...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
3.0
Don't give up on this book too soon. I feel the book completely turns around when Askar arrives in Mogadishu and one meets with Hilaal and Salaado. They are marvelous! This is what I thought before this point: I wanted to like this book...... but I don't. I always check Kirkus Reviews because usuall...
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