Horses Like the Wind and Other Stories from Africa

Horses Like the Wind and Other Stories from Africa Set in Somalia just after its independence in the s Horses Like the Wind and Other Stories of Africa is a collection of nine short stories that paint vivid portraits of the many different lives t

  • Title: Horses Like the Wind and Other Stories from Africa
  • Author: Baker H. Morrow
  • ISBN: 9780870816291
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in Somalia just after its independence in the 1960s, Horses Like the Wind and Other Stories of Africa is a collection of nine short stories that paint vivid portraits of the many different lives that intertwine along the Horn of Africa A ruthless horse dealer comes up against the best tracker in the Somali army transplanted Italian farmers look to a future of stark dSet in Somalia just after its independence in the 1960s, Horses Like the Wind and Other Stories of Africa is a collection of nine short stories that paint vivid portraits of the many different lives that intertwine along the Horn of Africa A ruthless horse dealer comes up against the best tracker in the Somali army transplanted Italian farmers look to a future of stark disintegration as they struggle to hold on to their lands and their families gutsy American women attempt to establish lives of their own in the remote East African desert and a beggar and an idealist meet in a chance encounter on the steps of a Mogadishu bank, with mind numbing consequences Based on the author s own time spent in East Africa, Horses Like the Wind is an evocative collection for the reader interested in Somalia s birth as a nation.

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    1. This collection of short stories weaves together a detailed picture of daily life in East Africa. Through a handful of characters we see bits and pieces of different backgrounds, community and political involvement and social customs – making this a far more interesting picture than one character, or one set of characters points of view. A quick read at less than 100 pages, I enjoyed this book without ever having to tire of it. The writing is very similar to a creative writing style, very deta [...]

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