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Hiding in Plain Sight

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Nuruddin Farah --- “the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years” (The New York Review of Books) --- returns with a provocative, unforgettable tale about family, freedom and loyalty. A departure in theme and setting, HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT is a profound exploration of the tensions between liberty and obligation, the ways in which gender and sexual orientation define us, and the unintended consequences of the secrets we keep.

When Bella, a fashion photographer living in Rome, learns of her beloved half-brother’s murder, she travels to Nairobi to care for her niece and nephew. But when their mother resurfaces, reasserting her maternal rights and bringing with her a gale of chaos and confusion that mirrors the deepening political instability in the region, Bella must decide how far she will go to obey the call of sisterly responsibility.

Hiding in Plain Sight
by Nuruddin Farah

  • Publication Date: September 22, 2015
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN-10: 1594634106
  • ISBN-13: 9781594634109