Tale of a Boon's Wife

October 10, 2017|
Tale of a Boon's Wife by Fartumo Kusow
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Idil has grown up as the adored daughter in a privileged family. She worships her father, a high-ranking official in the Somali army, and all that he represents. But as she matures and watches her parents’ marriage unravel, her father’s image tarnishes. Always curious and questioning, Idil begins to rebel and becomes a threat and an affront to her family’s social standing. When she falls in love with gentle Sidow from the lower-class Boon tribe, their love is not only taboo, it may be doomed. Idil is ready to give up her family and social status to be with the man she loves. But she cannot guess how terrifying the repercussions will be. As the country stumbles towards civil war, Idil’s actions set off a war within the family that will affect her as deeply as the politics around her.
Born in Somalia, Fartumo Kusow immigrated to Canada at the start of the civil war. Her first novel, Amran, was serialized in October Star, Mogadishu: Somali National Press in 1984. Since her arrival in Canada in 1991 she has earned a B. Arts Honours in English Language and Literature and B. Education from the University of Windsor. She...
Title:Tale of a Boon's Wife
Product dimensions:324 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:324 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Published:October 10, 2017
Publisher:Second Story Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781772600476

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