On Sale: October 30, 2014
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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
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
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