Sweet and Sour Milk
By (author) Nuruddin Farah
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Sweet and Sour Milk by Nuruddin Farah
Book DescriptionWinner of the 1980 English-Speaking Union Literary Award The first novel in Farah's universally acclaimed Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy, Sweet and Sour Milk chronicles one man's search for the reasons behind his twin brother's violent death during the 1970s. The atmosphere of political tyranny and repression reduces our hero's quest to a passive and fatalistic level; his search for reasons and answers ultimately becomes a search for meaning. The often detective-story-like narrative of this novel thus moves on a primarily interior plane as "Farah takes us deep into territory he has charted and mapped and made uniquely his own" (Chinua Achebe).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781555971595
(228mm x 153mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publisher: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-May-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Nuruddin Farah
Nuruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, in what is now the Republic of Somalia. His Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy consists of the novels Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines, and Close Sesame. His other books include From a Crooked Rib, A Naked Needle, and Maps. In 1991, he received the Swedish Tucholsky Literary Award, given to literary exiles, and he was the recipient of the German DAAD fellowship in 1990.
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