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The Orchard of Lost Souls

Mohamed, Nadifa

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Orchard of Lost Souls
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"Takes place in Hargeisa in 1987, and charts the descent of Somalia into civil war through the entwined lives of three women"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2014
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 0374209146
9780374209148
9780374709921
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOHAMED 2014
Characteristics: 336 pages ;,24 cm

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The lives of three Somali women intersect in Hargeisa in the days before the 1987 revolution; 9 year old orphan Deqo, the widow Kawsar and female soldier Filsan.

A realistic portrait of how war affects the individual lives of three very different Somali women whose paths converge in Hargeisa in the days before the 1987 revolution.


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Nov 28, 2013
  • waimari rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of the best books I've read; about 3 women in Somalia, very realistic and raw but characters brought together so well; great insight into the war and how it affected people in that country. I will definitely be getting her earlier story out Black Mamba Boy, if this one is anything to go by...

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