Fairytales for Lost Children
|Rating||:||4.90 (681 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||174 Pages|
FAIRYTALES FOR LOST CHILDREN is narrated by people constantly on the verge of self-revelation. Set in Kenya, Somalia and South London, these stories are imbued with pathos, passion and linguistic playfulness, marking the arrival of a singular new voice in contemporary fiction. . These characters - young, gay and lesbian Somalis - must navigate the complexities of family, identity and the immigrant experience as they tumble towards freedom
This book is essential LGBT African fiction Read Diverse Books This short story collection is only 150 pages, but the stories are powerful, memorable, and warrant a reread once you’re done. Each one is about gay, lesbian, or transgender Somalis living in Somalia, Kenya, or England. Somalia has had a troubled history of political turmoil, violence. Sascot said A book of our times. With such huge numbers of people being displaced around the world - and the numbers growing - this is a moving account from a Somalian of the hardships that his characters face. Persecution comes in all colours, shapes and sizes in these short stories, which are beautifully crafted if somet. Absolutely in love. Samira Moalim An amazing, captivating, thrilling, heart wrenching book. A complete page turner. I recommend this to everyone. It's easily one of my favorite books. You will not regret this purchase.
I am most highly impressed." - NURUDDIN FARAH"Read this book." - MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO"The characters in these fairy tales are displaced in multiple, complicated ways. But Osman's storytelling creates a shelter for them; a warm place which is both real and imaginary, in which they find political, sexual, and ultimately psychic liberation." - ALISON BECHDEL"My excitement over Osman and his writing comes, in part, out of delight at the impossibility of categorization." - ELLAH ALLFREY, The Telegraph. "Fantastic writing