Hardback The Last Nomad : Coming of Age in the Somali Desert / Shugri Said Salh.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workma
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1643752561 9781643752563 :
A remarkable and inspiring true story that "stuns with raw beauty" about one woman's resilience, her courageous journey to America, and her family's lost way of life.Winner of the 2022 GoldNautilusAward, Multicultural & Indigenous Category Born in Somalia, a spare daughter in a largefamily, Shugri Said Salh was sent at age sixto live with her nomadic grandmother in the desert. The last of her family to learn this once-commonway of life, Salh found herself chasing warthogs,climbing termite hills, herding goats, and movingconstantly in search of water and grazing lands withher nomadic family. For Salh, though the desert wasa harsh place threatened by drought, predators, andenemy clans, it also held beauty, innovation, centuriesof tradition, and a way for a young Sufi girl to learncourage and independence from a fearless group ofrelatives. Salh grew to love the freedom of roamingwith her animals and the powerful feeling of communityfound in nomadic rituals and the oral storytellingof he
304 pages ; 21 cm