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Farah's latest looks at radical terrorismSon is a suicide bomber and parents try to regroupReview

Jan 02, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

When Nuruddin Farah writes fiction about the ravages of terrorism, the details may be imaginary but the scars are real. The celebrated Somali novelist, a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in literature, lost his sister Basra Farah Hassan in 2014. A nutritionist working for UNICEF, she was murdered, along with at least 20 others, when the Taliban bombed a restaurant in Kabul.

Farah's new book, "North of Dawn," places its characters far from flying shrapnel but deep in conflicted grief....