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Other titles in the Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship series:

Close Sesame (Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship)

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Publisher Comments:

Farah's landmarkVariations 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 third and final book in the series, the characters are deeply entwined in the waking nightmare of a police state. An old man finds himself poised in mortal combat with an elusive and cunning enemy in an atmosphere where the distinction between public and private justice is always obscured.

Close Sesame is a novel that offers "an eloquent indictment of the tyrannies committed both under Islamic law and in the name of Socialism" (The Observer).

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:
9781555971625
Author:
Farah, Nuruddin
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
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:
bd. 161, nr. 4
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.95 x 5.91 x 0.91 in

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