Somali writer Nuruddin Farah speaks during a Reuters interview in Kenya's capital Nairobi December 4, 2015.REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Somali writer Nuruddin Farah says his latest novel was born of two frustrations – the triumph of hard-line religious conservatism in his homeland, and the scant attention paid to victims of Islamist attacks in the capital Mogadishu.Farah, one of Africa's best known and most prolific writers, has been living in exile for the last 18 years. The third, set in South Africa, will look at "whether or not your body is your own, or whether you have to agree to the dictates of other people," Farah said.Asked if he would return to Mogadishu to live, Farah, who now lives in South Africa, was doubtful.
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