Writer explores joys, sorrows of Somalia in debut novel

The cover of 'Once, There Was a Star' by Meshack Yobby. 

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What you need to know:

  • The story of Somalia can’t be told without infusing the culture of its people, the traditions and oral literature, and the writer does a stellar job of infusing all these in the story, deftly weaving the translations into the story without breaking its pace or mood. 
  • The book’s blurb talks about how the quest for power can forever change the course of history, and it is a story that’s as much Somalia’s as it is the world’s. 

Title: Once, There Was a Star

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