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Hiding In Plain Sight by Nuruddin Farah

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Also by Nuruddin Farah:

North of Dawn, December 2018
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Hiding In Plain Sight, November 2014
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Crossbones, September 2011
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Knots, February 2007
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Hiding In Plain Sight
Nuruddin Farah

Riverhead
November 2014
On Sale: October 30, 2014
Featuring: Bella
352 pages
ISBN: 1594633363
EAN: 9781594633362
Kindle: B00INIXTF4
Hardcover / e-Book
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From an acclaimed African writer, a novel about family, freedom, and loyalty.

When Bella learns of the murder of her beloved half brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, she’s in Rome. The two had different fathers but shared a Somali mother, from whom Bella’s inherited her freewheeling ways. An internationally known fashion photographer, dazzling but aloof, she comes and goes as she pleases, juggling three lovers.

But with her teenage niece and nephew effectively orphaned – their mother abandoned them years ago—she feels an unfamiliar surge of protective feeling. Putting her life on hold, she journeys to Nairobi, where the two are in boarding school, uncertain whether she can—or must—come to their rescue.

When their mother resurfaces, reasserting her maternal rights and bringing with her a gale of chaos and confusion that mirror the deepening political instability in the region, Bella has to decide how far she will go to obey the call of sisterly responsibility.

A new departure in theme and setting for “the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years” (The New York Review of Books) Hiding in Plain Sight, is a profound exploration of the tensions between freedom and obligation, the ways gender and sexual preference define us, and the unexpected paths by which the political disrupts the personal.

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