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August 04, 2011


Guest host Alex Chadwick speaks with Somali writer Nurrudin Farah, who writes to "keep his country alive." In many novels, including his forthcoming "Crossbones," he untangles the relationships between Somali clans and the damage from the squandering of the country’s resources. He cannot live in Somalia because it is so dangerous, so he says he lives with the idea of his country and holds the world responsible for not intervening more decisvely.


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