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  1. says:

    Intense and captivating I am conflicted The characters are so endearing and believable that the thought of them being made up is heartbreaking Nevertheless it is an excellent book Social roles mothers sisters brothers fathers uneducated educated religious secular conservative liberal rich poor tribal national They're all subtley woven together This book is a work of art


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    This is your secret entrance into daily life in Somalia Tea drinking reuired


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    I read this book as the first in our Around the World in 80 Books book club and I really enjoyed it It's the first work by a Somali author that I've read and I hope to continue on with the rest of this book series There is so much pain and passion included in this book and you can feel it throbbing through the pages Loyaan's story is one of searching tragedy and definitely digs into you as you read It's very hard to read this book without drawing multiple parallels both with our current politics in America and in many of the refugee crises we see around the world today Somalia's political problems began many years ago now so many people in the west have forgotten what transpired there; the tragedy of this is that the situation continues to be very difficult for Somali citizens worldwide and also has provided a template for chaos which we now see repeating in other world territories The gift of Sweet and Sour Milk is making Somalia's history feel very personal and accessible to the modern reader I'd encourage anyone who wants a personal look inside Somalia to read this book It will definitely leave you with a lot to think about


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    Africa for nearly a century was governed with the iron hand of European colonial economic interests these ran Africa as though it were a torture chamber Africa has known the iron rod the whiplash thumb screwing and removing of testicles Africa has been humiliated one way or another I am not saying anything new if I add that whether British French Belgian Spanish Portugese or Italian the colonial mafiadoms which on behalf of the civilised world administered the colonies barbarously savagely never considered it expedient to allow the same democratic rights as they themselves had both in their own countries and in their privileged positions as rulers viceroys or governors For the colonies they created a small elite that in a world of make believe behaved as though they were on a par with their European classmates their university colleagues But waitAre you saying that Africa is the same or nearly the same torture chamber as it was when the colonials were here? Or are you saying that African dictatorships are but a re creation of the same methods and things these career soldiers learned from their colonial masters during the toughest struggles?Or something like thatStylistically this book is something of a prose poem Nights slither like snakes days break open Politically this is an indictment of the failures of petty despot dictators Mohamed Siad Barre Jaale Siiyad in fact though the plot does not follow history exactly who seized power and formed a military junta with the assistance of China and the Soviet Union based on the ideology of 'scientific socialism' who like the colonials before them cloak themselves in academic and religious morality while carrying out the same barbarisms learned from colonial times Worse still it is an indictment of the people who permit it to happen with inactivity with lack of education to wit the part about the General surrounding himself with illiterates in order to force all 'security' business to be conducted via oral tradition in order that no paper trail be created and beast of burden acceptance There's a wincing exchange that takes place between a butcher and a goat that just wraps up the whole plot in one succinct page the General is the butcher the people of Somalia his goat that he prods threatens mistreats with the knowledge that he's just going to kill it in an hour anyway but he has to remind it of its placeFarah doesn't spare the colonials and he doesn't spare modern nation states who continue to meddle just as hamfistedly if not uite so openly in the political spectrum the Chinese cigarette and match factory the Soviet Marxist 'help' by training the Security forces in KGB tacticsAnd Farah doesn't stop there he also laments the plight of women both as victims of political torture social subjugation and religiouseducational ineuality This is a dense thoughtful book and I think the heavy handed poetic prose is the only thing that keeps you somewhat detached from the abject horror of what he's describing


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    Brilliantly written with a fascinating plot Sweet and Sour Milk is the first novel in Farah's Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy It chronicles the uest on the reasons behind the mysterious death of the main character's twin brother However this book shall not be read with the end goal in mind who killed the brother? For it is not a crime novel rather it is a poignant commentary of Somalia's social religious and political realities in the 70s Somalia is a prison We are the prisoners; the Security the Green Guards are the jailers; and the General the Grand Warder of them all p 210 Sweet and Sour Milk


  6. says:

    Excellent literature I agree when Farah is compared to Garcia Maruez I think the Autumn of the Patriarch is meant here and Solzhenitsyn However when Solzhenitsyn provides account for and witnesses the events Farah adds structure draws laws of the phenomena and searches for solutions I think it's a great piece of dissident literature and I am ready for the next books in the trilogy and beyond it


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    Gripping intense yet slow


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    A little too repetitious and self conscious to be completely engaging but still a fascinating read It is dated dealing as it does with Soviet influence across Africa and yet sadly still uite timely in recounting the overwhelming damage done by a self aggrandizing African dictator to ordinary people who love their country More importantly its exploration of the bonds between brothers and sisters husbands and wives lovers and tribesmen is beautiful heartbreaking and timeless Not an easy novel to get through but largely enjoyable


  9. says:

    An interesting book but the writing style wasn't my cup of tea I don't like poetry and it seemed overly poetic to me I should have read the back where the author is compared to Solzhenitsyn and Gabriel Garcia Maruez I'm not crazy about their books either


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    Sweet and souer milk covers the dictatorship and resistance in Somalia


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Winner of the 1980 English Speaking Union Literary AwardThe first novel in Farah's universally acclaimed Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy Sweet and Sour Milk chronicles one man's search for the re Intense and captivating I am conflicted The characters are so endearing and believable that the thought of them being made up is heartbreaking Nevertheless it is an excellent book Social roles mothers sisters brothers fathers uneducated educated religious secular conservative liberal rich poor tribal national They're all subtley woven together This book is a work of art