Nadifa Mohamed was born in 1981 in Hargeisa. Her father was a sailor in the merchant navy and her mother a landlady. The family moved to London when she was five. She studied history and politics at Oxford University. She has been nominated as one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists.
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Nadifa Mohamed on Somali Writers
Canon and fug: clearing the cultural air with a fresh literary list (an alternative literary canon, proposed by Mohamed and others)
2010 Black Mamba Boy
2013 The Orchard of Lost Souls