Maps Summary
Nuruddin Farah

Everything you need to understand or teach Maps by Nuruddin Farah.

  • Maps Summary & Study Guide

Maps Overview

Maps takes place in Somalia in the 1970s and the 1980s. Askar the protagonist, is born in a small Somali village. His father died in the military fighting the Ethiopians, and his mother died in childhood, so he is raised by a village woman named Misra. As Askar progresses through his childhood and youth, he struggles to understand and find his place within the larger geopolitical struggles that affect Somalia. The novel explores themes of family, geopolitics, identity, maturation, and death.

Study Pack

The Maps Study Pack contains:

Maps Study Guide

You might also be interested in: