Recommended Reading on Somalia

A list of good reads on Somalia including books set in Somalia or written by Somali authors.

A Man of Good Hope by Jonny Steinberg

Becoming Somaliland by Mark Bradbury

Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival by Fadumo Korn and Sabine Eichhorst

Clan Cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991 by Lidwien Kapteijns

Crossbones by Nuruddin Farah

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller

Fear Is a Cow by Ali Jimale Ahmed

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman–90,000 Lives Changed by Hawa Abdi

Links by Nuruddin Farah

Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea by Robert D. Kaplan

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World by Jay Bahadur

The Prophet’s Camel Bell by Margaret Laurence

The World’s Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia by James Fergusson

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