Enter our May 2015 book giveaway competition to win a copy of Black Mamba Boy (by Nadifa Mohamed). Published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Black Mamba Boy was longlisted for the Orange Prize. The author, Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa, Somalia.
Two authors, Nadifa Mohamed from Somalia and Maaza Mangiste from Ethiopia are interviewed by Warscapes, an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Inspired by her father’s life, Mohamed’s novel follows the epic journey of an endearing young boy, Jama, who yearns to connect with his roots while to struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis. Maaza Mengiste’s Beneath the Lion’s Gaze recreates the 1970 revolution in Ethiopia, which ended the monarchy of the Haile Selassie and installed the particularly brutal Derg regime.