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Nuruddin Farah, Somalian novelist. Achievements include speaking English, Italian, Amharic, Arabic and Somali. Recipient Tucholsky prize for work as a literature exile, 1991, Neustadt International prize for literature, 1998; United Nations Educational, Science, and Cultural Organization fellow, 1974-1976.

Background

Farah, Nuruddin was born on November 24, 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. Son of Hassan and Aleeli (Faduma) Farah.

Education

Attended, University Chandigarh, India. Attended, Punjab University, India. Attended, University London.

Attended, University Essex. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Kent, Canterbury, England, 2000.

Career

Clerk-typist Ministry of Education, Somalia, 1964-1966. Teacher high school, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1969-1971. Lecturer Afgoi College of Education, 1971-1974.

Associate professor University Ibadan, Jos, Nigeria.

Achievements

  • Achievements include speaking English, Italian, Amharic, Arabic and Somali.

Works

Connections

Married Mama Amina, 1992. Children: Koschin, Abyan, Kaahiye.

father:
Hassan Farah

mother:
Aleeli (Faduma) Farah

spouse:
Mama Amina

child:
Koschin Farah

child:
Abyan Farah

child:
Kaahiye Farah