First Edition of Sardines; Warmly Inscribed by Naruddin Farah
Item Number: 4591
London: Allsion & Busby, 1981.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Greg: Always a pleasure: a friend, someone I admire. Stay well. Naruddin Farah Toronto 23 Oct 1998." Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Naruddin Farah's landmark Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy is comprised by the novels Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines, and Close Sesame. In this volume, the second of the three, a woman loses her job as editor of the national newspaper and then finds her efforts to instill her daughter with a sense of dignity and independence threatened by an oppressive government and the traditions of conservative Islam.