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Knots

by Nuruddin Farah

Knots
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2007
    432 pages
    Genre: Novels

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A strong, self-reliant woman who was born in Somalia but brought up in North America, Cambara returns to Mogadiscio to escape a failed marriage and an overweening mother. Her journey back to her native home is a desperate attempt to find herself on her own terms - however ironically, in a country where women are expected to wear veils. And she has given herself a mission to reclaim her family's home from the warlord who has taken it as his own.

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Starred Review. Spellbinding...a heroine whose power and depth of personality almost overwhelms the book written to contain her" - PW.
"Stylistically, Farah's writing can be a challenge--his prose (written in English, not his native language) tends to be stilted and repetitious--but he has been touted for the Nobel Prize, and this trilogy may mark a turn in the future of Somalia." - Booklist.
"[An] ambitious, accusatory novel....Farah knows his troubled homeland intimately, and everything he writes commands respectful attention." - Kirkus.

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Knots is the second volume in Farah's trilogy that began with Links (2004).

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