Reviews

  • Nadifa Mohamed just gets better and better. Long regarded as one of our most promising young novelists, she has fully arrived with The Fortune Men. Chilling and utterly compelling, it shines an essential light on a much-neglected period of our national life

    Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland
  • Just as Half of a Yellow Sun drew out the little documented dramas of the Biafran war, Mohamed describes an East Africa under Mussolini's rule . . . such an accomplished first novel

    Independent, on Black Mamba Boy
  • Mixing startling lyricism and sheer brutality, this is a significant, affecting book

    Guardian, on Black Mamba Boy
  • A moving and captivating tale of survival and hope in a war-torn country, and confirms Mohamed's stature as one of Britain's best young novelists

    Stylist
  • A first novel of elegance and beauty... a stunning debut

    The Times, on Black Mamba Boy
  • A haunting and intimate portrait of the lives of women in war-torn Somalia

    New York Journal of Books, on The Orchard of Lost Souls
  • With the unadorned language of a wise, clear-eyed observer, Nadifa Mohamed has spun an unforgettable tale

    Taiye Selasi, on The Orchard of Lost Souls

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