Just watched this 14-minute clip from a recent TV profile by Norwegian television of a visit by Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah to the country of his birth. I never imagined book TV could look this good and informative.  Tradition, immigration, colonialism, exile, etcetera, gets an airing. We especially love how Farah steers the Norwegian interviewer’s questions about war, corruption and sadness towards the personal or familial.

The clip also includes an interview with Brit-Somali novelist Nadifa Mohamed.

 Here’s a link to a second part on Youtube (there’s some repetition though).