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The Mayor of Mogadishu

A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia

by Andrew Harding

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The Mayor of Mogadishu
Subtitle
A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia
Author
Andrew Harding

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A veteran BBC foreign correspondent traces the life of Mohamud "Tarzan" Nur, an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia and who became a street fighter and activist before he became mayor to a nearly unrecognizable city after a 20-year exile.