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              The Fortune Men: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

              The Fortune Men: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 (Hardback)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              The story of a murder, a miscarriage of justice, and a man too innocent for his times . . . Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff's Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, petty crimina...l. He is a smooth-talker with rakish charm and an eye for a good game. He is many things, but he is not a murderer. So when a shopkeeper is brutally killed and all eyes fall on him, Mahmood isn't too worried. Since his Welsh wife Laura kicked him out for racking up debts he has wandered the streets more often, and there are witnesses who allegedly saw him enter the shop that night. But Mahmood has escaped worse scrapes, and he is innocent in this country where justice is served. Love lends him immunity too: the fierce love of Laura, who forgives his gambling in a heartbeat, and his children. It is only in the run-up to the trial, as the prospect of returning home dwindles, that it will dawn on Mahmood that he is in a fight for his life - against conspiracy, prejudice and cruelty - and that the truth may not be enough to save him. ***PRAISE FOR NADIFA MOHAMED*** 'A moving and captivating tale of survival and hope . . . confirms Mohamed's stature as one of Britain's best young novelists' Stylist, on The Orchard of Lost Souls 'Mixing startling lyricism and sheer brutality . . . [Black Mamba Boy] is a significant, affecting book' Guardian 'With the unadorned language of a wise, clear-eyed observer, Nadifa Mohamed has spun an unforgettable tale' Taiye Selasi, on The Orchard of Lost Souls
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              ISBN 9780241466940
              Released NZ 13 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Black Mamba Boy
                

              Black Mamba Boy (Paperback)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning novel set in 1930s Somalia spanning a decade of war and upheaval, all seen through the eyes of a small boy alone in the world.

              ISBN 9780007315772
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Fortune Men: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

              The Fortune Men: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              A murder, a miscarriage of justice, and a man too innocent for his times . . . Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff's Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, petty criminal. He is a sm...ooth-talker with rakish charm and an eye for a good game. He is many things, but he is not a murderer. So when a shopkeeper is brutally killed and all eyes fall on him, Mahmood isn't too worried. Since his Welsh wife Laura kicked him out for racking up debts he has wandered the streets more often, and there are witnesses who allegedly saw him enter the shop that night. But Mahmood has escaped worse scrapes, and he is innocent in this country where justice is served. Love lends him immunity too- the fierce love of Laura, who forgives his gambling in a heartbeat, and his children. It is only in the run-up to the trial, as the prospect of returning home dwindles, that it will dawn on Mahmood that he is in a fight for his life - against conspiracy, prejudice and cruelty - and that the truth may not be enough to save him.
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              ISBN 9780241562994
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Fortune Men: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021
                

              The Fortune Men: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 (Paperback)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              • Pub Date
                24 Feb 22

              'Chilling and utterly compelling, The Fortune Men shines an essential light on a much-neglected period of our national life' Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff's Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese... businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, some-time petty thief. He is many things, in fact, but he is not a murderer. So when a shopkeeper is brutally killed and all eyes fall on him, Mahmood isn't too worried. It is true that he has been getting into trouble more often since his Welsh wife Laura left him. But Mahmood is secure in his innocence in a country where, he thinks, justice is served. It is only in the run-up to the trial, as the prospect of freedom dwindles, that it will dawn on Mahmood that he is in a terrifying fight for his life - against conspiracy, prejudice and the inhumanity of the state. And, under the shadow of the hangman's noose, he begins to realise that the truth may not be enough to save him. 'A writer of great humanity and intelligence. Nadifa Mohamed deeply understands how lives are shaped both by the grand sweep of history and the intimate encounters of human beings' Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire 'A novel of tremendous power, compassion and subtlety, it feels unsettlingly timely' Pankaj Mishra
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              ISBN 9780241466957
              Released NZ 24 Feb 2022
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Orchard of Lost Souls

              The Orchard of Lost Souls (Paperback)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              The eagerly awaited new novel from the author of the acclaimed Orange-longlisted Black Mamba Boy

              ISBN 9781471115301
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2014
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Black Mamba Boy
               

              Black Mamba Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              Originally published in slightly different form in 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers, Great Britain --T.p. verso.

              ISBN 9780312569235
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2011
              Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux
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              The Orchard of Lost Souls
                

              The Orchard of Lost Souls (Hardback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              The Orchard of Lost Souls takes place in Hargeisa in 1987, and charts the descent of Somalia into civil war through the entwined lives of three women --

              ISBN 9781410469304
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2014
              Publisher Thorndike Press
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              Series Thorndike Press Large Print Reveiwers' Choice
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              The Fortune Men: A novel
                

              The Fortune Men: A novel (Hardback)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              • Pub Date
                1 Mar 22

              LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 Based on a true event, an intimate and harrowing novel about the last man in Cardiff to be sentenced to death In Cardiff, Wales in 1952, Mahmood Matton, a young Somali sailor, is accused of a crime he did not commit: the brutal killing of Viol...et Volacki, a shopkeeper from Tiger Bay. At first, Mahmood believes he can ignore the fingers pointing his way; he may be a gambler and a petty thief, but he is no murderer. He is a father of three, secure in his innocence and his belief in British justice. But as the trial draws closer, his prospect for freedom dwindles. Now, Mahmood must stage a terrifying fight for his life, with all the chips stacked against him: a shoddy investigation, an inhumane legal system, and, most evidently, pervasive and deep-rooted racism at every step. Under the shadow of the hangman's noose, Mahmood begins to realize that even the truth may not be enough to save him. A haunting tale of miscarried justice, this book offers a chilling look at the dark corners of our humanity.
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              ISBN 9780593534366
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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              The Fortune Men: A novel
                 

              The Fortune Men: A novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Mohamed, Nadifa

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              • Pub Date
                11 Jan 22

              SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 Based on a true event, an intimate and harrowing novel about the last man in Cardiff to be sentenced to death In Cardiff, Wales in 1952, Mahmood Mattan, a young Somali sailor, is accused of a crime he did not commit: the brutal killing of Vio...let Volacki, a shopkeeper from Tiger Bay. At first, Mahmood believes he can ignore the fingers pointing his way; he may be a gambler and a petty thief, but he is no murderer. He is a father of three, secure in his innocence and his belief in British justice. But as the trial draws closer, his prospect for freedom dwindles. Now, Mahmood must stage a terrifying fight for his life, with all the chips stacked against him: a shoddy investigation, an inhumane legal system, and, most evidently, pervasive and deep-rooted racism at every step. Under the shadow of the hangman's noose, Mahmood begins to realize that even the truth may not be enough to save him. A haunting tale of miscarried justice, this book offers a chilling look at the dark corners of our humanity.
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              ISBN 9780593607787
              Released NZ 11 Jan 2022
              Publisher Diversified Publishing
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