The Fortune Men, by Nadifa Mohamed

Staff Pick

Mohamed's Booker Prize-short listed novel brings to vivid life both 1950s Great Britain and the experiences of the young Somali immigrant who was the last person to be executed in Cardiff. Fully evoking both the man and the society--flaws and all--the captivating prose conveys a deeply human story of anger and racism, condescension and police indifference to hostility against the immigrant community that made life for them akin to a tightrope walk over a gaping abyss. Though drawn from events 70 years in the past, the injustices and tensions Mohamed recounts continue to plague us, making this historical fiction as contemporary as today's headlines.  



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ISBN: 9780593534366
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Published: Knopf - December 14th, 2021