Maps: A Novel (Blood in the Sun)

  • 272 pages
  • English
  • Hardcover
Maps: A Novel (Blood in the Sun)

⌕ Free online novels ේ Kindle Author Nuruddin Farah ᠄ Maps and Gifts see below are the first two volumes in Farah s second trilogy, Blood in the Sun after the acclaimed, three volume Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship , but they stand as prequels to the previously published, award winning third volume, Secrets 1998 This pair of works by Farah, a chronicler of modern Africa s sociopolitical turbulence and growth who has lived in exile from his native Somalia since 1974, are being released in hardcover in the U.S for the first time, though they have been available abroad for several years Of the two novels, Maps is the richer in concept and execution, beautifully worked in the dense, intricate prose for which Farah is known Askar, orphaned as a child, is rescued from his dead mother s side and raised in a small village by Misra, an older woman who develops a mysterious, protective bond with him Even when he moves to the capital to live with his prosperous Uncle Hilaal, Askar s origins continue to preoccupy him, and he grows into a serious, introspective youth fixed on the urgent question of his identity Hilaal, the cook and nurturer in his city home, is able to provide some answers for his baffled nephew on the subjects of African tradition, Somalian manhood and selflessness Employing a poetic, imaginative style, Farah skillfully juxtaposes Askar s emotional turmoil and the struggles of his beloved Somalia under siege, as the characters try to understand why blood must be shed for territorial gain In the end, Askar must choose between avenging his soldier father s death by joining the army, or pursuing his academic studies, but the choice is taken out of his hands by powerful external forces Aug Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.Intended as the first two books in the author s Blood in the Sun trilogyAthe third being Secrets LJ 5 1 98 Athese novels are a moving study of life in Somalia before the civil war Maps is the story of Askar, found as a newborn beside his mother s dead body and raised by Misra, an outcast in the village because of her Ethiopian heritage Years later, during the war with Ethiopia, Askar must choose between his country and the woman who raised him when Misra is accused of betraying their village to the enemy Gifts tells the story of Duniya, a nurse trying to raise three children alone in the capital city of Mogadishu When she decides to accept responsibility for an abandoned baby, she must confront the patriarchs of her family, Somalia s male dominated bureaucracy, and her own fierce independence In both novels, Farah has eloquently woven dreams, memories, and folklore into modern tales of ordinary people trying to live their lives with dignity in the midst of famine, colonialism, and longstanding ethnic hatreds With their own unique styles and engaging characters, each novel easily stands on its own Recommended for all libraries, even those that do not own the third novel.AEllen Flexman, Indianapolis Marion Cty P.L Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. 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