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message 1: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3907 comments Mod
We are trying to get to the point where we have our book of the month selected 6-8 weeks in advance to give everyone time to get their copies. With that being said I am now opening the nomination for March's group read. The theme will be African Refugee. Please nominate your book below. I will only leave this thread open for 3 days so that we can get the poll going!


message 2: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (last edited Jan 30, 2017 12:28AM) (new)

kisha | 3907 comments Mod
Maps by Nuruddin Farah is my nomination. Maps by Nuruddin Farah

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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Shomeret | 69 comments I would like to nominate Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed.

It's about a boy whose mother died who wanders through Africa looking for his father during WWII. He ends up on a ship filled with Jewish refugees bound for the UK. This book was nominated for the Orange Prize.


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Carol (carolfromnc) | 4436 comments I nominate The Orchard of Lost Souls, also by Nadifa Mohamed.

It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall.
Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was born in, lured to the city by the promise of her first pair of shoes.
Kawsar, a solitary widow, is trapped in her little house with its garden clawed from the desert, confined to her bed after a savage beating in the local police station.
Filsan, a young female soldier, has moved from Mogadishu to suppress the rebellion growing in the north.

And as the country is unravelled by a civil war that will shock the world, the fates of the three women are twisted irrevocably together.



Anastasia Kinderman | 942 comments I love the nominations thus far, they all look so interesting!


message 6: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3907 comments Mod
One more day to nominate your book!


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