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Nadifa Mohamed: Writing Women, Writing War

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Austin 217, Stern Lounge

Somali-British novelist Nadifa Mohamed discusses the challenges of writing about women engaged in and affected by conflict. For her second book, The Orchard of Lost Souls, Mohamed was named a Granta Best Young British Novelist. Her debut novel Black Mamba Boy won the 2010 Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for numerous awards, including, in 2010, the Guardian First Book Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She was born in Hargeysa, Somaliland and moved to the UK at the age of six.


English Department (primary), Africana Studies Institute, Literatures, Cultures and Languages, Political Science, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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