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Fatima Bhutto Reviews The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

The Orchard of Lost SoulsVerdict: stick

Nadifa Mohamed’s second novel, “The Orchard of Lost Souls”, opens in 1987 with Somalia on the brink of civil war. In the northern town of Hargeisa — where Mohamed herself was born — the guddi, the regime’s neighbourhood watch, is rounding up people to fill a stadium for the annual October 21 celebrations marking the military coup that brought Mohammad Siad Barre to power 18 years ago.

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