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The Resource Crossbones, Nuruddin Farah

Crossbones, Nuruddin Farah

Label
Crossbones
Title
Crossbones
Statement of responsibility
Nuruddin Farah
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A gripping new novel from today's "most important African novelist". (The New York Times Review of Books) A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region's ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jeebleh remembers, however, but an eerie calm enforced by ubiquitous white-robed figures bearing whips. Meanwhile, Malik's brother, Ahl, has arrived in Puntland, the region notorious as a pirates' base. Ahl is searching for his stepson, Taxliil, who has vanished from Minneapolis, apparently recruited by an imam allied to Somalia's rising religious insurgency. The brothers' efforts draw them closer to Taxliil and deeper into the fabric of the country, even as Somalis brace themselves for an Ethiopian invasion. Jeebleh leaves Mogadiscio only a few hours before the borders are breached and raids descend from land and sea. As the uneasy quiet shatters and the city turns into a battle zone, the brothers experience firsthand the derailments of war. Completing the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Crossbones is a fascinating look at individuals caught in the maw of zealotry, profiteering, and political conflict, by one of our most highly acclaimed international writers."--
  • "Completing the trilogy that began with LINKS and KNOTS, Jeebleh returns to Somalia, now in a religionist grip, along with his journalist son-in-law, Malik, and Malik's brother Ahl, who is in search of his stepson-turned-pirate"--
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Summary
In a conclusion to the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Jeebleh returns to Mogadiscio to discover that it is being rigidly controlled by white-robed oppressors; while Ahl searches for his missing stepson, who he fears has been recruited for a religious insurgency. 15,000 first printing
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10000079
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farah, Nuruddin
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Links trilogy
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Americans
  • Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Americans
  • Somalia
  • Somalia
Target audience
adult
Label
Crossbones, Nuruddin Farah
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn706017180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781594488160
Lccn
2011018748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)706017180
Label
Crossbones, Nuruddin Farah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn706017180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781594488160
Lccn
2011018748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)706017180

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