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By SomalilandPress On Saturday, October 1st, 2011
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Making it Big—A Somalia Writer Tells Her Father’s Story

“I’m my father’s griot, this is a hymn to him. I am telling you this story so that I can turn my father’s blood and bones, and whatever magic his mother sewed under his skin, into history.” And so begins More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, November 6th, 2010
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Guardian first book award shortlist: Nadifa Mohamed

Why did you decide to write a novel based on your father’s story of his journey to the UK from Somalia? It was the slow realisation that this story had never been told before: the life of an East African street More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, October 25th, 2010
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African Odyssey

Her father’s story led Nadifa Mahomed to write her debut novel. Bron Sibree reports If Nadifa Mohamed ever had any doubts about writing her acclaimed debut novel, Black Mamba Boy, they had nothing to do with More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, February 11th, 2010
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Black Mamba Boy is an epic journey

Nadifa Mohamed describes herself as her father’s griot, as this, her debut novel, is a recounting of his epic journey across 1930s East Africa. Jama is a ten-year-old running wild in Aden when his mother dies; More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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Book presentation: Black Mamba Boy Nadifa Mohamed.

(SomalilandPress)-Kayd Somali Arts and Culture is pleased to invite you to the presentation of new book; ‘Black Mamba Boy’ by Nadifa Mohamed. Join us to discuss this new novel with the author on Friday,12 More...