Ahmed Ismail Yusuf: THE LION'S BINDING OATH

Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Dragonfly Books
Cost: 
Free!

Dragonfly Books is thrilled to welcome author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf with his collection of stories The Lion's Binding Oath on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm.

Religious and ethnic conflict may be the Horn of Africa’s most enduring recent legacy. But beneath its recent history of war and displacement lies human stories—families, clans, lovers, neighbors, and friends, all bound together through common cultural, religious, and historical ties.The Lion’s Binding Oath, Ahmed Ismail Yusuf’s collection of short stories, introduces readers to the people of Somalia and their struggles: their humanity, faith, identity, friendship, and family bonds, as whispers of war grow louder around them.

After fleeing Somalia, Ahmed Ismail Yusuf lived in several states but has lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 1997. He did not speak English when he arrived, he was a high-school dropout, and he was not sure what his actual age was. Today he has two college degrees and is the author of Somalis in Minnesota, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, and Gorgorkii Yimi, a collection of stories in Somali, published by Ponte Invisible. In February 2018, The History Theatre of St. Paul, Minnesota will produce his play, “A Crack in the Sky,” a memoir about how Yusuf found inspiration in Maya Angelou and Malcolm X during his early days as an immigrant to the U.S.


The Lion's Binding Oath and Other Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781946395078
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Catalyst Press - June 5th, 2018

Religious and ethnic conflict may be the Horn of Africa's most enduring recent legacy. But beneath its recent history of war and displacement lies human stories--families, clans, lovers, neighbors, and friends, all bound together through common cultural, religious, and historical ties.