Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Artisan Grace – Poem by Bashir Goth

The following excerpt which I use as an introduction to the poem is from an article I wrote in 2007 about the status of...

Somali ladies lead Africa on most beautiful women as at July 2017

Everyone knows that black women are the most beautiful women on earth, women with outstanding kind of beauty. When we talk about beauty, we are...

End of the Book Fair ? Not Really

Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

In Somaliland If you Build it, They Will Come: Jama and the Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Somaliland’s capital (Hargeisa), eyebrows were raised. People were...

Duale Lauds Young Somalis Poetry BBC Award

Deqa Nuux Yonis has won the BBC Somali Young Female Poet award as the broadcaster celebrated its 60 years of service in the Horn...

Somaliland: Art in one of Africa’s most traditional societies

Photographer Mustafa Saeed is showing Somaliland in a different light, one snap at a time. Source: CNN  

Hadraawi: The Shakespeare of Somalia

BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper meets Somalia's most beloved poet in a rare glimpse into the country's soul. In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared...

Stories of a Lifelong Fascination With Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

A memoir is an opportunity for a writer to put his or her life on trial, but few follow through and condemn themselves too....

Remembering Somali scholar Dr. Hussein Tanzania

There has been an outpouring of condolences for renowned Somali scholar Hussein Mohamed Adan known affectionately as Hussein Tanzania who passed away on Jan...

Britain scraps £9million foreign aid for Ethiopia’s Spice Girls

British taxpayers will no longer fund Ethiopia’s version of the Spice Girls. Admitting foreign aid could be spent better elsewhere, ministers pulled the plug on...

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