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Nuruddin FARAH Author, Cape Town


1964 Secondary schooling at Magistrale, Mogadiscio
1966-1970 BA Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
1971-1974 Lecturer, National University of Somalia
1981 Guest Professor, Bayreuth University, Germany
1981-1983 Ass. Professor, University of Jos, Nigeria
1989 Writer-in-residence, University of Minnesota
1988-1990 Makarere University, Uganda
1991 Brown University
1996 Rhodes Scholar, St Antony's College, Oxford
1997 Visiting Professor, English, University of Texas at Austin
2000 Doctor of Literature (honoris causa), University of Kent, Canterbury
2006 Ecole des Haute Etudes en Science Sociale, Paris
2007 Visiting Professor, Comparative Literature, Freie Universität Berlin
2009 Department of English, University of Berkeley Spring


Novels (selection):
Secrets (3rd part of the 2nd trilogy)1998
Links (1st part of the 3rd trilogy) 2004
Knots (2nd part of the 3rd trilogy) 2007
The works have been translated into over twenty-one languages and are continuously in print.
Plays (selection):
Antigone 2009
People of a Halfway House: Somalis as refugees 2010
Plans are afoot to produce both Antigone and People of a Halfway House in the coming two years


Mondello Prize for Doni - Gifts - Italy 1996
Neustadt Prize for Literature 1998
St Malo 1st Prize (French) for Secrets 1999
Lettre Award for Yesterday, Tomorrow (German) 2002