Professor

Nuruddin Farah

Bard College
Area
Humanities and Arts
Specialty
Literature
Member Since
2020

Farah is a Somali novelist, essayist, playwright, and screenwriter, author of ten novels and numerous other works that have been translated into more than twenty languages. His novel, Sweet and Sour Milk (1979), the first of the trilogy, Variations on a Theme of African Dictatorship, won the English-Speaking Union Literary Prize. Farah is hailed as a feminist for his explorations of patriarchy at the levels of nation and family. Farah's work on patriarchy is topical and will enrich the Academy with diversity of thought and geography.



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