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From a Crooked Rib

(1979)
A novel by

 
 
'God created woman from a crooked rib and anyone who trieth to straighten it, breaketh it' - Somali Traditional Proverb. "From a Crooked Rib" is a beautiful, sparse, subtle account of the experience of a girl named Ebla, who runs away from her rural family, settles in Mogadishu, the capital, and marries an educated man with unhappy results. Told with complete conviction from a woman's point of view, the story is a moving celebration of the human spirit and challenge to traditional male chauvinism.

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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: From a Crooked Rib
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 0-14-303726-9 / 978-0-14-303726-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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November 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: From a Crooked Rib (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 0-14-118717-4 / 978-0-14-118717-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: From a Crooked Rib (African Writers Series)
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 0-435-90080-3 / 978-0-435-90080-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks
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Kindle Editions

June 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: From a Crooked Rib
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA