Sardines: A Novel

Sardines: A Novel

by Nuruddin Farah

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Overview

Winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Farah's landmark Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy is comprised by the novels Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines, and Close Sesame. In this volume, the second of the three, a woman loses her job as editor of the national newspaper and then finds her efforts to instill her daughter with a sense of dignity and independence threatened by an oppressive government and the traditions of conservative Islam.

Sardines brilliantly combines a social commentary on life under a dictatorship with a compassionate exploration of African feminist issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555971618
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 08/22/2006
Series: Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 651,672
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Nuruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, in what is now the Republic of Somalia. His Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy consists of the novels Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines, and Close Sesame. His other books include From a Crooked Rib, A Naked Needle, and Maps. In 1991, he received the Swedish Tucholsky Literary Award, given to literary exiles, and he was the recipient of the German DAAD fellowship in 1990.

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