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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555971618
Author:
Farah, Nuruddin
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Dictators
Subject:
Dictators -- Africa -- Fiction.
Subject:
Africa -- Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.76 x 5.34 x 0.75 in

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