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Links

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Gripping, provocative, and revelatory, Links is a novel that will stand as a classic of modern world literature. Jeebleh is returning to Mogadiscio, Somalia, for the first time in twenty years. But this is not a nostalgia trip--his last residence there was a jail cell. And who could feel nostalgic for a city like this? U.S. troops have come and gone, and the decimated city is ruled by clan warlords and patrolled by qaat-chewing gangs who shoot civilians to relieve their adolescent boredom. Diverted in his pilgrimage to visit his mother's grave, Jeebleh is asked to investigate the abduction of the young daughter of one of his closest friend's family. But he learns quickly that any act in this city, particularly an act of justice, is much more complicated than he might have imagined.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • b/w illustrations on title page and part and chapter opening pages
  • 0143034847
  • 9780143034841
  • 454,037

Review quote

"Farah takes his well-deserved place beside Chinua Achebe and V. S. Naipaul. . . . He writes of the country lost to him with passion and pain, in a voice that is lyrical and incisively intelligent."
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About Nuruddin Farah

Nurudin Farah is the author of nine novels, including From a Crooked Rib, Links and his Blood in the Sun trilogy: Maps, Gifts, and Secrets. His novels have been translated into seventeen languages and have won numerous awards. Farah was named the 1998 laureate of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, "widely regarded as the most prestigious international literary award after the Nobel" (The New York Times). Born in Baidoa, Somalia, he now lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with his wife and their children.
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Review Text

"Nuruddin Farah, the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years." - The New York Review of Books
"It's easy to see why Nuruddin Farah's name keeps coming up as a likely recipient of a Nobel Prize in Literature." - Newsweek
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Rating details

421 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 12% (51)
4 32% (135)
3 37% (156)
2 15% (63)
1 4% (16)
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