Virtual Book Talk: The Last Nomad

Napa Bookmine Author Event // Shugri Said Salh – The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert

On August 4, 2021, Napa Bookmine presented a virtual event with Shugri Said Salh in conversation with local writer Holly Hubbard Preston. During the hour-long event, the authors will discuss Sahl’s new memoir, The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert. A nurse as well as an author, Shugri Said Salh offers readers the story of a traditional nomadic, East African childhood cut short by civil strife and forced migration. In this conversation, you hear how the author went from tending goats, sleeping in huts, and learning cooking songs in the Somali desert to riding escalators, living in homeless shelters and studying nursing in North America. This conversation explores the tradition, change and the hope sometimes born of dislocation captured by this stunning and original narrative.