By Nuruddin Farah
This primary novel in Nuruddin Farah's Blood within the Sun trilogy tells the tale of Askar, a guy coming of age within the turmoil of contemporary Africa. together with his father a sufferer of the bloody Ethiopian civil conflict and his mom death the day of his delivery, Askar is taken in and raised via a lady named Misra amid the scandal, gossip, and formality of a small African village. As a teenager, Askar is going to dwell in Somalia's capital, the place he strives to discover himself simply as Somalia struggles for nationwide identity.
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Maps (Blood in the Sun, Book 1) by Nuruddin Farah