Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Conservatives Are Losing It Over this Ilhan Omar Tweet

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Lest you forget there is no limit to what sort of minor events can turn conservatives into writhing cesspools of rage: A handful of...

Somaliland Notes: The Prophet’s Camel Bell – A Place of Exile

The Prophet's Camel Bell: A Memoir of Somaliland, by Margaret Laurence, is a rare, moving narrative account of the author's memories of Somaliland in...

Book Review of Nadifa Mohamed’s ‘The Fortune Men’

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The wrong man: inside the world of a Somali sailor hanged for murder. Mahmood Mattan has been rescued. Given new life, he emerges from the...

Lithuanian, Somaliland Pavilions Feature at Food Taipei Trade Show for First Time

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A number of national pavilions grabbed much of the attention at Taipei's annual international food show, Food Taipei, when it officially opened Wednesday, with...

‘Save Your Leather Shoes for Eating Later’: Skit Puts Comedian Behind Bars in Somaliland

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The government of Somaliland puts a young, rising comedian who posts satirical skits on diverse socio-political issues behind bars. His arrest is linked to a...

Cultural Factors Key To Understanding Ethiopia’s Suffering – Analysis

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The recent fast-moving events in Ethiopia are raising many questions about the future of the country. A violent ethnic war is attracting all types...

Qasil Powder: the Somali Beauty Staple That’s All Over TikTok Right Now

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For centuries, Somali women have applied qasil powder in a bid to achieve clearer, smoother and brighter skin. Here’s why it’s gaining popularity on...

In Somalia, a Rare Female Artist Promotes Images of Peace

Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has...

From Somaliland Civil War to Sheffield’s Poet Laureate – Warda Has had Some Journey

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She’s Miss Yassin to her pupils and poet laureate to Sheffield. Whatever you call her, Warda is a woman of words. A British Somali poet,...

Somali Women Raise Their Voices in the Nation of Poets

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A childhood encounter with a hyena inspired Hawa Jama Abdi’s first verse. Now she is part of an arts project designed to encourage women...