Reviews

  • A writer of great humanity and intelligence. Nadifa Mohamed deeply understands how lives are shaped both by the grand sweep of history and the intimate encounters of human beings

    Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire
  • Chilling and utterly compelling, The Fortune Men shines an essential light on a much-neglected period of our national life

    Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland
  • The Fortune Men is that rare novel that breaks your heart and, in so doing, gives you life. Nadifa Mohamed is a revelation - she writes with the fierce compassionate lightning of a truth-teller, lays bare the ghastly colonial condition that afflicts so many of us, where truth cannot overcome injustice. If a novel can be an avenger then The Fortune Men is the one we've all been waiting for

    Junot Diaz
  • The Fortune Men describes how innocence is forced to justify itself before gross injustice. A novel of tremendous power, compassion and subtlety, it feels unsettlingly timely

    Pankaj Mishra
  • A moving and captivating tale of survival and hope in a war-torn country, and confirms Mohamed's stature as one of Britain's best young novelists

    Stylist on The Orchard of Lost Souls
  • Mixing startling lyricism and sheer brutality, this is a significant, affecting book

    Guardian, on Black Mamba Boy
  • Just as Half of a Yellow Sun drew out the little documented dramas of the Biafran war, Mohamed describes an East Africa under Mussolini's rule . . . such an accomplished first novel

    Independent, on Black Mamba Boy
  • A first novel of elegance and beauty... a stunning debut

    The Times, on Black Mamba Boy
  • A haunting and intimate portrait of the lives of women in war-torn Somalia

    New York Journal of Books, on The Orchard of Lost Souls
  • With the unadorned language of a wise, clear-eyed observer, Nadifa Mohamed has spun an unforgettable tale

    Taiye Selasi, on The Orchard of Lost Souls

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