Desert Flower

Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take

Black Mamba Boy

For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning novel set in 1930s Somalia spanning a decade of war and upheaval, all seen through the eyes of a small boy alone in the world Aden, Yemen, 1935 a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers And home to Jama, a ten year old boy But then his mother

Maps

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 World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

Although the war in Afghanistan is now in its endgame, the West s struggle to eliminate the threat from Al Qaeda is far from over A decade after 9 11, the war on terror has entered a new phase and, it would seem, a new territory In early 2010, Al Qaeda operatives were reportedly streaming out of

Crossbones

A gripping new novel from today s most important African novelist The New York Times Review of Books A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends He is accompanied by his son in law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region s ongoing