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Second Story Press

November-December 2017

REVIEW: Author’s debut English novel explores love and consequence during the Somali Civil War

Inside Fartumo Kusow's Tale of a Boon's Wife

Allyson Aritcheta

Tale of a Boon’s Wife By Fartumo Kusow Second Story Press, $19.95 Facing tribalism, sexism, and love in the years prior to and during the 1991 civil war in Somalia, a member of the Bliss tribe, Idil, elopes with Sidow of the Boon tribe. Knowingly marrying beneath her, Idil is adamant that her love for […] More »