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From a Crooked Rib

by Nuruddin Farah

Paperback, 163 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $15 |


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A shocking debut novel by the acclaimed African writer recounts the story of Elba and of a rural girl's life and unhappy marriage in Mogadishu, in a celebration of the human spirit and a challenge to male chauvinism. Original. 15,000 first printing.

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Hamdi Ali Musa saw her first book when she was 10. Now 25, she's one of Hargeisa's only librarians. "A revolution has been happening in publishing books, reading, writing and literature," she says. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

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