Nadifa Mohamed’s forthcoming novel The Fortune Men tells the true story of Mahmood Mattan, a British Somali wrongfully convicted and hanged for the brutal murder of a shopkeeper in 1950s Cardiff.
With the May 27th publication date almost here, the book’s trailer, which Mohamed has been teasing for a while, is out. In the trailer, passages from the book are read over soft music and stunning visuals. Mohamed co-stars with Amir Mohamed and co-directs with Abdi Cadani. The voice-over and music are by Aar Maanta.
Press play and enjoy! For those interested, follow this link to pre-order The Fortune Men.
We’re thrilled to share the trailer for @thesailorsgirl‘s #TheFortuneMen! This incredible novel, based on true events, needs to be on your radar.
Produced and directed: @abdicadani
Starring: @thesailorsgirl & Amir Mohamed
— Penguin Books UK (@PenguinUKBooks) May 12, 2021