Nuruddin Farah is an acclaimed Somali novelist. After being compelled to move out of Somalia he pursued his graduation in philosophy from a renowned university in India. He came up with his first short story in his mother tongue which was well-received. He then wrote in English and published his first novel titled ‘From a Crooked Rib’. In his next novel ‘A Naked Needle’, he described the interracial mindset and the post-revolutionary life in Somalia. This book raised a huge controversy and the Somali government planned to imprison him. This forced him to go on a self-imposed exile for 22 years. During this period he traveled extensively around Europe and Africa and also served as a guest lecturer in various countries including US and India. All through his career he has written many books, and has been honored with some of the most renowned awards. He has expressed his thoughts and feelings on feminism, nationalism, gender equality and racism through his books and writings. Take a look at the quotes by Nuruddin Farah through which he tends to talk about his home-country Somalia, war, peace and colonialism.
She wondered then if she had ever been on the right track. She had been reticent all her life, because it turned out that her opinions were different from what others expected. 'That proves either that I am an exceptional idiot, or the reverse.