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Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa in 1981 while Somalia was falling deeper into dictatorship. In 1986 she moved to London with her family in what she thought was a temporary move but a couple of years later it became permanent as war broke out in Somalia. She was educated in London and went to Oxford to study History and Politics and she finally returned to Hargeisa, now in the new Republic of Somaliland, in 2008. She lives in London and is currently working on her second novel.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Nadifa Mohamed

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed
The Orchard of Lost Souls
Nadifa Mohamed
It is 1988 and Somalia descends into civil war. I think that sentence is enough to tell you that this book is full of horrors. It follows three women, a widow, a refugee and a soldier; women who suffer with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
Black Mamba Boy
Nadifa Mohamed
August 2010 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2010. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2010. A compelling story about a young boy,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/08/2010

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