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Horses Like the Wind

And Other Stories of Africa



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Horses Like the Wind: And Other Stories of Africa by Baker H Morrow
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Set in Somalia just after its independence in the 1960s, this book 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, this is an evocative collection for the reader interested in Somalia's birth as a nation.

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Baker H Morrow
Release date NZ
February 27th, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
University Press of Colorado
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