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Nura Farah


Nura Farah(born 1979) is a Somali woman who moved to Finland when she was 13, and now works as a laboratory assistant. Daughters of the Desert is the culmination of her dreams and hard work: the story of a girl, whose life is bound to customs and even painful traditions dictated by culture, but who can influence her own fortune through bravery. This is the first Somali novel written in Finnish.


Daughters of the Desert (Otava, 2014)


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