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Farah's landmark"Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship" trilogy is comprised by the novels "Sweet and Sour Milk," "Sardines," and "Close Sesame. " In this volume, the third and final book in the series, the characters are deeply entwined in the waking nightmare of a police state. An old man finds himself poised in mortal combat with an elusive and cunning enemy in an atmosphere where the distinction between public and private justice is always obscured."Close Sesame" is a novel that offers "an eloquent indictment of the tyrannies committed both under Islamic law and in the name of Socialism" ("The Observer").

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781555971625
ISBN-10: 1555971628
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
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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