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The Resource The mayor of Mogadishu : a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia, Andrew Harding

The mayor of Mogadishu : a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia, Andrew Harding

Label
The mayor of Mogadishu : a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia
Title
The mayor of Mogadishu
Title remainder
a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Harding
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Mayor of Mogadishu, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents, Andrew Harding, reveals the tumultuous life of Mohamoud 'Tarzan' Nur--an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia, and became a street brawler and activist. When the country collapsed into civil war and anarchy, Tarzan and his young family became part of an exodus, eventually spending twenty years in north London. But in 2010 Tarzan returned, as mayor, to the unrecognizable ruins of a city now almost entirely controlled by the Islamist militants of Al Shabab. For many in Mogadishu, and in the diaspora, Tarzan became a galvanizing symbol of courage and hope for Somalia. But for others, he was a divisive thug, who sank beneath the corruption and clan rivalries that continue, today, to threaten the country's revival. The mayor of Mogadishu is a rare an insider's account of Somalia's unraveling, and an intimate portrayal of one family's extraordinary journey"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harding, Andrew
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nur, Mohamoud
  • Mayors
  • Nomads
  • Orphans
  • Political activists
  • Somalis
  • Immigrants
  • Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Mogadishu (Somalia)
Target audience
general
Label
The mayor of Mogadishu : a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia, Andrew Harding
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Man with a plan
  • Wild dogs
  • Believe me
  • Mogadishu mud
  • Constellation of nomads
  • Slate scrubbed clean
  • Us against the world
  • Girl called 'Mosquito'
  • Lonely impulse
  • From a trickle to a flood
  • Leave to remain
  • Filling the vacuum
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 278 pages
Isbn
9781250072344
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016012738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr01178967
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01178967
  • 324109
  • 374484
Label
The mayor of Mogadishu : a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia, Andrew Harding
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Man with a plan
  • Wild dogs
  • Believe me
  • Mogadishu mud
  • Constellation of nomads
  • Slate scrubbed clean
  • Us against the world
  • Girl called 'Mosquito'
  • Lonely impulse
  • From a trickle to a flood
  • Leave to remain
  • Filling the vacuum
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 278 pages
Isbn
9781250072344
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016012738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr01178967
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01178967
  • 324109
  • 374484

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