This first novel in Nuruddin Farah's Blood in the Sun trilogy tells the story of Askar, a man coming of age in the turmoil of modern Africa. With his father a victim of the bloody Ethiopian civil war and his mother dying the day of his birth, Askar is taken in and raised by a woman named Misra amid the scandal, gossip, and ritual of a small African village. As an adolescent, Askar goes to live in Somalia's capital, where he strives to find himself just as Somalia struggles for national identity.
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Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; 10.2.2000 edition (November 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces