The marathoner not yet at the finish line: Nuruddin Farah in Rome

Keywords: Nurrudin Farah, African literature



Author Biographies

Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah (b. 1945) is an internationally acclaimed author of Somali origin. Farah has published thirteen novels to date, as well as a non-fiction work on the Somali diaspora. He is a recognized essayist and socio-political commentator on African and global issues.

Ali Mumin Ahad, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Ali Mumin Ahad is an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. He has published numerous articles and two books focusing on Somali history, literature, and historiographical writing.


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How to Cite
Farah, N., & Ahad, A. M. (2020). The marathoner not yet at the finish line: Nuruddin Farah in Rome. Tydskrif Vir Letterkunde, 57(1), 30-36.