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In the fall of 2011, Riverhead will publish Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah
, the final book in a trilogy including Links
. BookPage reviewed Links
in 2004, praising Farah's skillful writing
: "erudite, analytical, with a talent for arresting analogies... anyone wishing to understand this struggle between failed states and those rather more successful would do well to read, and heed, this timely and gripping book."
a Somali expatriate returns to discover that his homeland, which he'd last seen through the crossfire of battling warlords, is now in the grip of pirates, white-robed religious extremists bearing whips, and child-soldiers doing their bidding as an Ethiopian invasion looms
Many regard Farah as the best African novelist writing today. Will you look for Crossbones?