Book , Print in English


Nuruddin Farah.
  • New York : Penguin Books., 2012.
  • 385 pages ; 21 cm
  • Fiction.
  • This is a gripping novel about zealotry, pirates and Somalia in crisis. 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.
Other information
  • "Published with revisions in Penguin Books"--Title page verso.
  • 9780143122531
  • 0143122533
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2011018748
  • OCLC: 775417923
  • OCLC: 775417923