Mogadishu as lost modern: In conversation with A Naked Needle

  • Ubah Cristina Ali Farah
Keywords: Nuruddin Farah, African literature



Author Biography

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah is a Somali Italian poet and novelist. She writes full-time and has published two novels, Madre piccola and Il comandante del fiume.


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How to Cite
Farah, U. C. A. (2020). Mogadishu as lost modern: In conversation with A Naked Needle . Tydskrif Vir Letterkunde, 57(1), 18-22.