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Crossbones by Nuruddin Farah

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Also by Nuruddin Farah:

North of Dawn, December 2018
Hardcover
Hiding In Plain Sight, November 2014
Hardcover
Crossbones, September 2011
Hardcover
Knots, February 2007
Hardcover
Sweet and Sour Milk, August 2006
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Links, April 2005
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Secrets, June 2001
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Gifts, November 2000
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Maps, November 2000
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Crossbones
Nuruddin Farah

Riverhead
September 2011
On Sale: September 1, 2011
400 pages
ISBN: 1594488169
EAN: 9781594488160
Kindle: B005ERIJ7K
Hardcover / e-Book
$27.95
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Fiction

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 turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jeebleh remembers, however, but an eerie calm enforced by ubiquitous white-robed figures bearing whips.

Meanwhile, Malik's brother, Ahl, has arrived in Puntland, the region notorious as a pirates' base. Ahl is searching for his stepson, Taxliil, who has vanished from Minneapolis, apparently recruited by an imam allied to Somalia's rising religious insurgency. The brothers' efforts draw them closer to Taxliil and deeper into the fabric of the country, even as Somalis brace themselves for an Ethiopian invasion. Jeebleh leaves Mogadiscio only a few hours before the borders are breached and raids descend from land and sea. As the uneasy quiet shatters and the city turns into a battle zone, the brothers experience firsthand the derailments of war.

Completing the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Crossbones is a fascinating look at individuals caught in the maw of zealotry, profiteering, and political conflict, by one of our most highly acclaimed international writers.

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Weekend Edition Sunday - September 25, 2011

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