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Award-Winning Novelist; Known for "Black Mamba Boy"

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Nadifa Mohamed FRSL is a Somali-British novelist. She featured on Granta magazine's list "Best of Young British Novelists" in 2013, and in 2014 on the Africa39 list of writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature. She has also written short stories, essays, memoirs and articles in outlets including The Guardian.

Mohamed's first novel, Black Mamba Boy is a semi-biographical account of her father's life in Yemen in the 1930s and '40s, during the colonial period. A "fictionalized biography", it won critical and popular acclaim in countries as far away as Korea. The book won the 2010 Betty Trask Award, and was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the 2010 Guardian First Book Award, the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize, and the 2010 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. It was also long-listed for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction.

In 2013, Mohamed released her second novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls. Set in Somalia on the eve of the civil war, it was published by Simon & Schuster. In 2014 The Orchard of Lost Souls won the Somerset Maugham Award and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.

In December 2013, Mohamed was one of 36 writer and translator participants at the Doha International Book Fair's Literary Translation Summit in Qatar.

In June 2018 Mohamed was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in its "40 Under 40" initiative.

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Party Girl: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

Party Girl: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

The Orchard of Lost Souls: A Novel

The Orchard of Lost Souls: A Novel

The Orchard Of Lost Souls (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)

The Orchard Of Lost Souls (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)

Black Mamba Boy: A Novel

Black Mamba Boy: A Novel

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Award-Winning Novelist; Known for "Black Mamba Boy"

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Nadifa Mohamed Biography

Nadifa Mohamed FRSL is a Somali-British novelist. She featured on Granta magazine's list "Best of Young British Novelists" in 2013, and in 2014 on the Africa39 list of writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature. She has also written short stories, essays, memoirs and articles in outlets including The Guardian.

Mohamed's first novel, Black Mamba Boy is a semi-biographical account of her father's life in Yemen in the 1930s and '40s, during the colonial period. A "fictionalized biography", it won critical and popular acclaim in countries as far away as Korea. The book won the 2010 Betty Trask Award, and was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the 2010 Guardian First Book Award, the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize, and the 2010 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. It was also long-listed for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction.

In 2013, Mohamed released her second novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls. Set in Somalia on the eve of the civil war, it was published by Simon & Schuster. In 2014 The Orchard of Lost Souls won the Somerset Maugham Award and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.

In December 2013, Mohamed was one of 36 writer and translator participants at the Doha International Book Fair's Literary Translation Summit in Qatar.

In June 2018 Mohamed was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in its "40 Under 40" initiative.

Nadifa Mohamed Videos

  • Great Writers Inspire at Home: Nadifa Mohamed on travelling and home
    Nadifa Mohamed reads from and discusses her debut novel, Black Mamba Boy ( 2010).
  • Nadifa Mohamed in conversation with Ellah Allfrey
    On 21 June 2013, RVI and Kwani Trust hosted Nadifa Mohamed, the Somali- British author, who spoke with Ellah Allfrey.
  • Nadifa Mohamed - The Orchard of Lost Souls
    Award winning novelist Nadifa Mohamed, author of Black Mamba Boy and Granta Young British Novelist of 2013, discusses the motivation behind The...

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  • How much does it cost to book Nadifa Mohamed?

    Booking fees for Nadifa Mohamed, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nadifa Mohamed, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nadifa Mohamed?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nadifa Mohamed for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nadifa Mohamed for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nadifa Mohamed or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nadifa Mohamed or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nadifa Mohamed is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nadifa Mohamed for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Nadifa Mohamed generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nnedi Okorafor, David Ebershoff, Susanna Clarke, Akwaeke Emezi and Myla Goldberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nadifa Mohamed for an upcoming event.

Nadifa Mohamed Speaker Videos

  • Great Writers Inspire at Home: Nadifa Mohamed on travelling and home
    Nadifa Mohamed reads from and discusses her debut novel, Black Mamba Boy ( 2010).
    Nadifa Mohamed in conversation with Ellah Allfrey
    On 21 June 2013, RVI and Kwani Trust hosted Nadifa Mohamed, the Somali- British author, who spoke with Ellah Allfrey.
  • Nadifa Mohamed - The Orchard of Lost Souls
    Award winning novelist Nadifa Mohamed, author of Black Mamba Boy and Granta Young British Novelist of 2013, discusses the motivation behind The Orchard of Lost Souls.
    Black Mamba Boy - Nadifa Mohamed
    Nadifa discusses the inspiration behind her debut novel and the importance telling he rfather's story has to her.

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