Posted on 12/07/2018 at 11:31 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s fitting in many ways that Nuruddin Farah has written a novel focusing on refugees.

First, Farah himself has stayed away from his native Somalia for the past several decades, since its government sentenced him to prison and then death for the writings he published while abroad.

And second, of course, is the debate raging around the western world about accepting migrants and how that interplays with radicalism.

Farah’s new book, North of Dawn, tells the story of a man who immigrated to Norway, adjusts without much issue, but loses his son to the call of extremism and a suicide attack back home.

Listen to him discuss it with Morning Edition’s Steve Inskeep below or read highlights on NPR’s website.

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