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Black Mamba Boy is an epic journey

Nadifa Mohamed describes herself as her father’s griot, as this, her debut novel, is a recounting of his epic journey across 1930s East Africa. Jama is a ten-year-old running wild in Aden when his mother dies; he has no choice but to try to track down his errant father. Making for his clansmen in Somaliland, […]


Book Review: Black Mamba Boy

HARGEISA, 28 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Aden,1935; a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers. And home to Jama, a ten year-old boy. But then his mother dies unexpectedly and he finds himself alone in the world. Jama is forced home to his native Somalia, the land of his nomadic ancestors. War is on […]