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Title: Autocracy and the limits of identity: a reading of the novels of Nuruddin Farah
Authors: Mnthali, Felix
Discipline: Center for Somali Studies List of Subjects::Literature::fiction (texts)
Xoghayaha Xarunta Cilmibaarista Soomaaliyeed::Suugaan::sheeko (buugaag)
Soggettario Centro Studi Somalo::LETTERATURA::Narrativa(Testi)
Keywords: fiction
Nuruddin Farah
sheeko mala'awaal
Nuuruddiin Faarax
Nuruddin Farah
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies (UCLA)
Type: article
Journal: Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies
Call Number: Originale conservato presso il Centro Studi Somali (
Pages: 53-69
Abstract: The paper examines some typical features of Nuruddin Farah's fiction, focusing on the role of the family authoritarianism as well as the state autocracy in the assertion of individual ad social identity. The central theme of the article is the sum-total of the motifs, images, symbols, episodes and even epigraphs employed in Farah's novel represented by the unnamed General.
Qoraalkani wuxuu falanqaynayaa dabeecadaha qaarkood ee xambaarsan qoraal sheekeedka Nuuruddiin Faarax o ku saabsan kelitalinta xagga qoyska iyo xagga taliska.
Questo documento esamina alcune caratteristiche della narrativa di Nuruddin Farah, incentrando l'analisi sul ruolo dell'autoritarismo familiare e dell'autocrazia statale nell'affermazione dell'identità individuale e sociale. Il tema centrale è l'insieme dei motivi, delle immagini, dei simboli, degli episodi e anche delle epigrafi impiegate nel romanzo di Farah, rappresentato dal Generale senza nome.
Language: en
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