‘As I chose the snowman’s eyes, I realised I had an audience …’

Nadifa Mohamed in the garden of her family’s maisonette in Roehampton: ‘It wasn’t Narnia, but it became the scene of most of my childhood memories.’She was five years young and she moved to a house with a garden. It was the winter of 1987 and she discovered new things and she built a snowman. Nadifa Mohamed who was born in Somali still remembers this time in the new garden. A new world. A new field of discovery. She writes about it in this article.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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