Tag Archives: Nuruddin Farah

Reminder: Nuriddin Farah TONIGHT!

6 pm, Hollings.  See you there!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Crossbones

Crossbones, Nuruddin Farah’s somewhat male-centered novel delves into modern history of Somalia as the author portrays his blasted home country. In the wake of Mohamed Siad Barre’s dictatorship and the subsequent civil war, the Union of Islamic Courts has taken … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Narrative Strategy in Crossbones

There is something frentic about the construction of the prose in Crossbones. Its cinematic focus can shift from sentence to sentence within a paragraph. I’m struck by the interchangeability of (though with complicating nuances) characters’ situations, and the break-neck speed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mbembe’s “management of the multitudes” and Farah’s Crossbones

In “Necropolitics” Achille Mbembe discusses what he refers to as the concept of “management of the multitudes” (34) within contemporary warfare. For Mbembe, the management of the multitudes within areas ravaged by resource extraction is analogous with “brutal attempts to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment