Nureddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah was born on 24 November 1945 in Baidoa in southern Somalia. He is regarded as one of Africa’s most important contemporary writers and has published an award-winning volume of reports on Somali refugees in Africa and a cycle of novels about his Somali homeland, which he concluded with his 2013 novel Gekapert. Today Farah lives in Cape Town.