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

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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"--
Title
The mayor of Mogadishu
Creator
Summary
A veteran BBC foreign correspondent traces the life of Mohamud "Tarzan" Nur, an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia and who became a street fighter and activist before he became mayor to a nearly unrecognizable city after a 20-year exile
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10544477
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 967.73
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT409.M63
LC item number
H37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia
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a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia
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Andrew Harding
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The mayor of Mogadishu : a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia, Andrew Harding
Publication
Copyright
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  • JFFCO-MAD
  • JFFCO-MAD
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Villa Somalia -- Part 1. The Pearl of the Indian Ocean : 1956-1976 -- A Constellation of Nomads -- A Slate Scrubbed Clean -- Us Against the World -- A Girl Called "Mosquito" -- Part 2. The Sky Has Turned To Smoke : 1977-2009 -- A Lonely Impulse -- From a Trickle To a Flood -- Leave to Remain -- Filling the Vacuum -- Part 3. Picking Up the Pieces : 2010-2016 -- A Man with a Plan -- Wild Dogs -- Believe Me -- Mogadishu Mud -- Epilogue: Lido Beach -- A Note on Spelling
Control code
20838632
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxi, 278 pages
Isbn
9781250072344
Lccn
2016012738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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20838632
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn932576737
  • (OCoLC)932576737

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