Writers and Readers Week: Nuruddin Farah
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Writers and Readers Week: Nuruddin FarahAudio interview with Lyndon Hood
African prose writer and playwright Nuruddin Farah was exiled from his native Somalia in 1976 as a result of his provocative writing. His work centres on the stories of Somalia and its people through dictatorship, liberation and ongoing chaos.
Farah is in New Zealand for the NZ Post Writers and Readers week. He spoke to Scoop about his history, the need for women's rights in family structure, the relationship between narrative and politics and his use of English as a language for writing.