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Tinea
Jan 10, 2009 Tinea rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This is the story of a former political prisoner, Jeebleh, who returns to his native Somalia in the 90s after 20+ years living in the United States. Jeebleh goes to Somalia with purpose, but he's not really clear what the purpose is... to reunite with old friends? to settle old scores? to save a kidnapped child? to build a tomb for his mom?

The book was clunky. It was full of images, metaphors, and allusions that maybe if I had an English degree and thought about it for a long time I would under
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Tonia
Jul 27, 2011 Tonia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in contemporary Somalia
I enjoyed reading this book. Farah's use of English is amazing, especially since it is his third or fourth language. Great writer.
Aamir Alim Harris
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