These women breaking the tradition of writing novels – BBC News Africa

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In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe examines how the tradition of storytelling in Somalia has changed since the civil war.

I recently met award-winning writer Ubah Cristina Ali Farah at a literary festival on the Italian island of Sicily.

She is one of a handful of world-renowned Somali writers, including Nadifa Mohamed, who was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her third novel, Men of Fortune.

Somalia has been known for centuries as the “nation of poets”, but this tradition has been largely reserved for men.

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These women breaking the tradition of writing novels – BBC News Africa

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