Mogadiscio was not always the sprawling jerry-built urban landscape we see today. Until 1991, when the government fell and clan militias, in a civil war, reduced it to rubble, Mogadiscio was a lovely, vibrant city. Tales of Mogadiscio describes a time, during the 1960s, when Mogadiscio was the capital and center of a newly independent Somali Republic. The stories portray individuals and the city’s various communities. Mogadiscio is observed and reflected upon by the author, who lived among its people and loved the city.
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Iris Kapil has written a charming book which takes us from the struggles of a young housewife to care for her family in unfamiliar surroundings, to her successful efforts to understand, and finally to aid, the people of the old quarter of Mogadiscio, Hamar Wein. Her final chapter sheds light on the causes of the tragic conflict that destroyed hopes for a modern, democratic Somalia