Spotlight + GIVEAWAY: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

toolsnmThanks to Simon and Schuster UK I’ve got a paperback ARC and hardcover copy of Nadifa Mohamed’s latest novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls to give away! Check out the book description below, as well as instructions on how you can win one of these copies!

It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall. 

Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was born in, lured to the city by the promise of her first pair of shoes.  Kawsar, a solitary widow, is trapped in her little house with its garden clawed from the desert, confined to her bed after a savage beating in the local police station.  Filsan, a young female soldier, has moved from Mogadishu to suppress the rebellion growing in the north. 

And as the country is unravelled by a civil war that will shock the world, the fates of the three women are twisted irrevocably together.  Intimate, frank, brimming with beauty and fierce love, The Orchard of Lost Souls is an unforgettable account of ordinary lives lived in extraordinary times.

About the Author:

Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa in 1981. In 1986 she moved to London with her family in what she thought was a temporary move but a couple of years later it became permanent as war broke out in Somalia.  Her first novel, Black Mamba Boy, was long-listed for the Orange Prize, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award.  It won the Betty Trask Prize. In 2013 she was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Nadifa lives in London and is currently working on her third novel.

Giveaway – Special thanks to Simon and Schuster UK for our giveaway copies!

Two lucky winners will have the opportunity to win their choice of either a paperback ARC copy or a hardcover copy of The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed!  For your chance to win simply leave a comment below.  Comments will be accepted through midnight of Sunday, September 29, 2013.  Winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday, September 30, 2013.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck!

17 thoughts on “Spotlight + GIVEAWAY: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

  1. Witnessing a failure outside and inside is a difficult and slow process. On the way towards falling down, they reached a higher place, from where they can never fall – above these small rising and falling waves. Courageous Women, they won!

  2. Wow, sounds very good. It sounds impressive to me, as well, the fact that she is relatively young to. A book I look forward to adding to my list.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Looks like an interesting read, I usually read fantasy, fiction or horror but occasionally like to read something a little more thought provoking such as the kite runner, all quiet on the western front etc…this looks like a good read for my next humbling book experience, hopefully 😉 Thanks for the opportunity to get hold of one!

  4. Definitely appreciate these giveaways, as a bibliophilwe and book collector. This one is beautiful on the outside and from reviews and synopses I’ve browser, sounds it from within, too.

  5. This looks like another fantastic book from a talented author. This is definitely something I have never experienced, and sometimes literature is the best way to escape into a culture and learn more about the people, their ways, their struggles, strife, and triumph. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Hmmmm,, trees and orchards are in for titles this quarter of the year. Children of the Jacaranda Tree. The Orchardist. And now the Orchard of Lost Souls.

  7. Good evening, I am following your blog, and saw this post alight in my Reader! 🙂

    I am always keen to find a new book + author that I have not yet discovered, and therefore, I could not wait to drop by to see what this one entailed! 🙂 What a powerfully stirring premise, and a humbling accounting of the young author who penned the story! A story of incredible strength and conviction to write, and a story that we should all endeavour to read if only to broaden our understanding of the subject it illuminates!

    Thank you for such a beautiful bookaway!
    Consider this my entry!

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