British-Somali author Nadifa Mohamed writes about the effects of war, colonialism and post-colonialism on the individual. In her third novel, she tells the story of the last man to be hanged at Cardiff Prison (1952), a case of prejudice leading to a fatal miscarriage of justice. Mahmood Mattan emigrated from Somalia to the U.K. in search of economic and legal security. But he was only meant to support the post-war economy, not to become a part of society. A political novel for our times.