Nur Abdi grew up in the territory now known as Somaliland. In the 1980s, when a civil war was raging in Somalia, he sought refuge in Canada and became a citizen in 1994. Opposing the repressive government ruling Somalia at the time, Abdi wrote articles in newspapers and magazines. He lives in Toronto. This is his first novel.

Events Nur Abdi was involved in

  • Toronto Lit Up: The Somali Camel Boy

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Join Mawenzi House and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Nur Abdi’s The Somali Camel Boy through Toronto Lit Up!