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The orchard of lost souls, Nadifa Mohamed

Label
The orchard of lost souls
Title
The orchard of lost souls
Statement of responsibility
Nadifa Mohamed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It 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. Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was born in, lured to the city by the promise of her first pair of shoes. Kawsar, a solitary widow, is trapped in her little house with its garden clawed from the desert, confined to her bed after a savage beating in the local police station. Filsan, a young female soldier, has moved from Mogadishu to suppress the rebellion growing in the north. And as the country is unravelled by a civil war that will shock the world, the fates of the three women are twisted irrevocably together. Intimate, frank, brimming with beauty and fierce love, The Orchard of Lost Souls is an unforgettable account of ordinary lives lived in extraordinary times
Summary
"The Orchard of Lost Souls takes place in Hargeisa in 1987, and charts the descent of Somalia into civil war through the entwined lives of three women"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Somerset Maugham Award, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10276012
Cataloging source
DLC
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1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mohamed, Nadifa
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Women
  • Somalia
Target audience
adult
Label
The orchard of lost souls, Nadifa Mohamed
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051920569
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 p.
Isbn
9781471115295
Label
The orchard of lost souls, Nadifa Mohamed
Publication
Control code
000051920569
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 p.
Isbn
9781471115295

Library Locations

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