On Sale: October 31, 2000
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Fiction | Suspense
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.
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