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North of Dawn

North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah
Dec 04, 2018 | 384 Pages
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Praise for North of Dawn:

“‘A piercing novel of the Somali diaspora… from its shock opening to its bitter end, Mr Farah shines a searching light on family unity and national identity, examining what binds and what divides. … when Mr Farah’s characters ring true, his novel soars.” The Economist

“Farah writes smart, surprising, elegant prose.”Washington Post

“[A] quiet heartbreaker.” Entertainment Weekly

“A political novel that is also a family drama–a searing, necessary story about identity, xenophobia, and family loyalty from a Nobel Prize nominee.” –Marie Claire

“Powerful and timely.” –Real Simple

“[A] resonant new novel…nuanced and compassionate.” –BBC

North of Dawn beautifully articulates the pervasive anxiety and nervous condition of being a migrant. … The novel ponders the aftermath of terrorist acts and asks how one can build a meaningful communal life while always shadowed by the specter of violence and death.” –Los Angeles Review of Books

“Farah’s fiction turns global tensions into something more intimate and personal, and makes compelling and humanistic drama out of the most gripping issues of our time.” –Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“At its heart, North of Dawn is about people trying to find their place within a changing world…Where many immigrant narratives center on a Western perspective by affirming the humanity of those crossing borders, Farah delves deeper.” –Paste Magazine

“Particularly profound.” –LitHub

“As one of the characters puts it, “Art is a humanizer,” and Farah’s insistence on isolating the humanity in even the most difficult characters is a beacon of hope against fear and loathing.”–Kirkus (starred)

“Farah’s entire body of work has been a testament to his country’s divisions and ultimate collapse in the wake of civil war in 1991 … In typical Farah fashion, everyone’s fate is bound together and no one is left unscathed by the ravages of extremism.” –Vanity Fair

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