'God created woman from a crooked rib and anyone who trieth to straighten it, breaketh it' Somali Traditional ProverbFROM A CROOKED RIB is a beautiful, sparse, subtle account of the experience of a girl named Ebla, who runs away from her rural family, settles in Mogadishu, the capital, and marries an educated man with unhappy results. Told with complete conviction from a woman's point of view, the story is a moving celebration of the human spirit and challenge to traditional male chauvinism.
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"Nuruddin Farah, the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years, is also one of the most sophisticated voices in modern fiction."
—The New York Review of Books
"It’s easy to see why Nuruddin Farah’s name keeps coming up as a likely recipient of a Nobel Prize in Literature."
Naruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, in what is now the republic of Somalia.The author of eight books, he was awarded the 1998 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Exiled from Somalia after the publication of his novel SWEET AND SOUR MILK, Farah began a lifelong literary pursuit: 'to keep my country alive by writing about it.'
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Book Description Penguin Classics 27/11/2003, 2003. Book Condition: used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780141187174
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