A House in the Sky

A House in the SkyThe dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace.As a child, Amanda Lind

Desert Flower

Desert FlowerWaris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take

The Orchard of Lost Souls

The Orchard of Lost SoulsThe eagerly awaited new novel from the author of the acclaimed Orange longlisted Black Mamba Boy n nIt is 1988 and Hargeisa waits Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall n nNine yea

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern WarOn October 3, 1993, about a hundred U.S soldiers were dropped by helicopter into a teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia, to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord The action was supposed to take an hour Instead, they spent a long and terrible night fighting thousands of armed

Black Mamba Boy

Black Mamba BoyFor fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning novel set in 1930s Somalia spanning a decade of war and upheaval, all seen through the eyes of a small boy alone in the world n nAden, Yemen, 1935 a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers And home to Jama, a ten year old boy But then his mother


MapsThis first novel in Nuruddin Farah s Blood in the Sun trilogy tells the story of Askar, a man coming of age in the turmoil of modern Africa With his father a victim of the bloody Ethiopian civil war and his mother dying the day of his birth, Askar is taken in and raised by a man named Misra amid th

Call Me American: A Memoir

Call Me American: A MemoirThe incredible true story of a boy living in war torn Somalia who escapes to America first by way of the movies years later, through a miraculous green card n nAbdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like Michael

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

Teaching My Mother How to Give BirthWhat elevates teaching my mother how to give birth , what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire s ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam reclaiming the nuanced truths of earlier times a

Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed

Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman: 90,000 Lives ChangedThe moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia Dr Hawa Abdi, the Mother Teresa of Somalia and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced


CrossbonesA gripping new novel from today s most important African novelist The New York Times Review of Books 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

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee CampTo the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis to the Kenyan government, it is a nursery for terrorists to the western media, it is a dangerous no go area but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort n nSituated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, d