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Farah, Nuruddin

Summary: A Somalian couple's tranquil life abroad in Oslo is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their jihadist son's widow and children, who respectively retreat into strict religion and hunger for freedoms in a new homeland.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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Steinberg, Jonny

Summary: "In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city's population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militia, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the world. This ... book tells Asad's story,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ABD

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

Summary: Picking up where Infidel, her last memoir, left off, Ayaan Hirsi Ali chronicles her struggle with culture shock as she adapts to life in America.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster / Audioworks 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.89 HIRSI ALI, AYAAN Hir

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

Summary: Picking up where Infidel, her last memoir, left off, Ayaan Hirsi Ali chronicles her struggle with culture shock as she adapts to life in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Ali 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIRSI ALI, AYA HIR

Harding, Andrew.

Summary: "In The Mayor of Mogadishu, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents, Andrew Harding, reveals the tumultuous life of Mohamoud 'Tarzan' Nur--an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia, and became a street brawler and activist. When the country collapsed into civil war and anarchy, Tarzan and his young family became part of an exodus,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NUR, MOHAMUD HAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B NUR HARDING

Farah, Nuruddin

Summary: "A gripping new novel from today's "most important African novelist". (The New York Times Review of Books) A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region's ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jeebleh remembers, however, but an eerie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAR

Bahadur, Jay.

Summary: This riveting narrative examines the world of the Somalian pirates: how they live, the forces that have created piracy in Somalia, how they spend the ransom money, and how they deal with their hostages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.164 BAH

Moore, Michael Scott

Summary: "With echoes of Catch-22 and Black Hawk Down, author and former hostage Michael Scott Moore masterfully walks a fine line between personal narrative and journalistic distance in this page-turning and novelistic account of 977 days held captive by Somali pirates. Moore set off for Somalia in January 2012 after reporting on a historic trial of ten Somali pirates in Germany. He went with an open...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave,, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 MOO

Rawlence, Ben

Summary: A researcher for Human Rights Watch describes the refugee camp in Dabaab, home to those fleeing civil war in Somalia, and highlights the life of various residents, including a former child soldier, a schoolgirl and a youth leader. --Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 967.7305 RAW

Farah, Nuruddin

Summary: War in Somalia transforms a simple village girl into a self-confident woman who even swims and drives a car. She is Duniya, a widow with three children. By an English-speaking writer, author of Maps.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAR

Buchanan, Jessica.

Summary: An account of the aid worker co-author's dramatic January 2012 rescue from kidnappers in Somalia by members of a Navy SEAL Team Six unit offers insight into the effective use of targeted U.S. military missions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 BUC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.154 BUC

Catozzella, Giuseppe

Summary: Based on a remarkable true story, an unforgettable Somali girl risks her life on the migrant journey to Europe to run in the Olympic Games At eight years of age, Samia lives to run. She shares her dream with her best friend and neighbor, Ali, who appoints himself her "professional coach." Eight-year-old Ali trains her, times her, and pushes her to achieve her goals. For both children, Samia's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAT

Farah, Nuruddin

Summary: A Somali youth is torn between duty to family and country. On the one hand Askar, an orphan, should look after his foster mother, on the other he wants to be a man and emulate his father who died fighting the Ethiopians. By an English-speaking Somali writer, author of Secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAR

Iftin, Abdi Nor

Summary: "The incredible true story of a boy living in war-torn Somalia who escapes to America--first by way of the movies; years later, through a miraculous green card."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP IFTIN, ABDI NOR IFT

Payne, Thymaya

Summary: Using audio recordings and found footage, depicts the capture of the crew of the Danish-owned merchant ship, the CEC Future, who were held hostage for two months by Somali pirates in 2008.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC STO

O'Brien, Anne Sibley

Summary: Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2015

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE OBR

Padian, Maria.

Summary: Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION PAD

Lindhout, Amanda.

Summary: "The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 070.92 LIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINDHOUT, AMANDA LIN