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Close Sesame

Close Sesame

(The third book in the Variations on the Theme of An African Dictatorship series)
A novel by

Farah's landmarkVariations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy is comprised by the novels Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines, and Close Sesame. In this volume, the third and final book in the series, the characters are deeply entwined in the waking nightmare of a police state. An old man finds himself poised in mortal combat with an elusive and cunning enemy in an atmosphere where the distinction between public and private justice is always obscured.

Close Sesame is a novel that offers "an eloquent indictment of the tyrannies committed both under Islamic law and in the name of Socialism" (The Observer).

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Hardback Editions

March 1984 : USA Hardback
Title: Close Sesame
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 0-8052-8177-0 / 978-0-8052-8177-4 (USA edition)
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November 1983 : UK Hardback
Title: Close Sesame
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 0-85031-475-5 / 978-0-85031-475-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

May 1992 : USA Paperback
Title: Close Sesame: A Novel (Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship)
Author(s): Nuruddin Farah
ISBN: 1-55597-162-8 / 978-1-55597-162-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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