the first time Awes A. Osman, the Somali author of Skinless Goat in
Somalia went far to uncover a hidden cultural diversities in the world
that could be bound together through a single love knot. The voices that
show rebellion to the union of two different personalities joining under one
heart is met with the will and determination of Omar and Sunita, the hero
and heroine of the book that abandon everything they had just to satisfy
their hearts. Awes Osman shows how religious, geographical and language
barriers do not affect much when love emotion takes control. It is a journey
that shows the world can be united and globalized in a high time that
political and cultural differences, religious barriers make hurdles in world
progress. The book can be a symbol of how can peoples of different
backgrounds unite and intermarry.
the parents and folks of the beautiful Indian girl objected to her choice of
the man in her life and resorted terrorising ways to end it, she along with
her soul mate Omar see things in a different way. They find that at any cost
and in any place on this earth, they can make to live happily as husband and
wife.They made it finally through harder ways. Discover it in Skinless
Goat in Somalia.
Awes A. Osman, a Somali residing in Sweden, has written
Skinless Goat in Somalia, a novel inspired by his student days in India.
‘Strange things remain to
look strange to the society, even if it is severe case of the savage action
of peeling live goat’s skin, but only for two days and after that people get
These lines from the novel, Skinless Goat in Somalia,
hold the clue to the title of a book that was seeded many years ago, when
the author was still a student in India.
He had jotted down his random thoughts then, and now many years later, he
has dusted memories, gleaned long-lost ideas, and put them all together to
publish his first novel.
However, the writing of the book is only part of the Awes story. His tale
spans two distinct continents, two varied cultures and many different time
zones. Jabalpur where the writer started his first year of university
education triggered off the writer in Osman. Indeed, his novel is initially
set at the Jabalpur University campus.
The hero of the story in Skinless Goat in Somalia is Omar, a Somali
student, meets Sunita, the beautiful daughter of his professor, and the two
falls in love and it takes an interesting event that jeopardizes the lives
of many African students in India.
Osman's stay in Jabalpur offered him interesting insights into India. He
would tour the villages, interact with the public and share thoughts. In
Jabalpur, a Somali student still had curiosity value. That wasn't to be in
Pune, where he transferred after one year.
Osman remembers the regular get-togethers with the foreign students. Here,
he also nurtured an academic interest in Indian politics. He still remembers
and narrates in the book the aftermath of the assassination of the Indian
prime minister, Indira Gandhi, in 1984, and the emergence of her son Rajiv
Gandhi from the ranks to lead the nation in crisis.
He also studied the differences in the cultures and lifestyles in India and
Somalia, and observed the steady decline of joint families in India, though
the tradition of large families living together is still a norm in Somalia.
He was also impressed by the Indian democracy. The public have a big say in
the political shaping of their social life and what role the government
should play; he observes.
Skinless Goat in Somalia,
a multicultural story love-story of an Indian girl and a Somali boy, the
repercussions of their romance and insights into the Somali and Indian
mindset vis-à-vis the relationship. The novel also portrays the India as
understood and witnessed by Osman.
The message is that love is border-less. No boundary, no politics may stand
in the way of true love. It is an experience every foreign student in India
might encounter one day or the other. It is not just about love; it is about
two different personalities and the sharing of cultural experiences between
Africa and India.
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