Nadifa Mohamed ‘Modern-day Britain is intense’

The Somali-born writer talks to Ashish Ghadiali about her Booker-shortlisted novel, the story of a victim of a miscarriage of justice in 1950s Cardiff, ‘broken hearts syndrome’ and her love of John Donne

‘The Fortune Men is the first time I’ve left Somalia imaginatively’


Recently shortlisted for the 2021 Booker prize, Nadifa Mohamed’s third novel, The Fortune Men, is a fictionalised retelling of the story of Somali seaman Mahmood Mattan, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Cardiff in 1952. Born in Hargeisa in...

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