Friday, February 3, 2023

The Gravedigger’s Wife Review – Gentle, Funny Drama of Man and His Sick Spouse

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Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s strong, big-hearted film is the classy story of a man seeking money for his wife’s operation Somali-born film-maker Khadar Ayderus Ahmed (who...

‘SITAAD’: The Somali Women’s Traditional Spiritual Gathering

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“SITAAD is a genre of religious panegyrics laced with spirituality and a yearning to emulate and fuse with some respected earlier women of Islam”...

Columbus Sheikh Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Covid Funds

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Ahmed A. Sh. Ahmed, 43, pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from Ibn Taymiyah Masjid and Islamic Center (ITMIC) in Columbus. The former director of a...

Being Black in America – Author B J Farah

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When Boyah J. Farah arrived in the United States as a teenager, he expected the country to be paradise. And for a while it...

Mayor Olajide: Insanely Gifted Pencil, Charcoal Artist Takes the World by Storm

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Mayor Olajide, a 19-year-old artist from Nigeria, has taken the hyperrealistic art world by storm with his photo-realistic charcoal pencil portraits. We’ve featured some really gifted hyperrealism...

Hadraawi: The Somali Poet whose readings were like rock concerts

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The Somali people are known as "a nation of poets" and there is no greater poet of modern times than Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame, who...

Somaliland: Goodbye Genius Hadrawi: the Scholar of Philosophers, and the Philosopher of Scholars

The great Somali poet, philosopher and scholar Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame (Hadrawi) passed away on the 18th of August 2022, in Hargeisa, Somaliland. A national...

Somaliland Mourns Death of Greatest of Contemporary Somali Poets – Hadraawi

Hadraawi wrote the lyrics to more than 200 epic poems and the lyrics to more than 70 songs. Renowned Somali poet Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame Hadraawi...

Somaliland: Modern Day Shakespeare, Mohamed I Warsame Hadrawi: The Man and the Poet –...

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Ubaji Isiaka Abubakar Eazy writes that Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame (Hadrawi)’s The Poet and the Man shows where the poet’s commitment lies: people and society. HADRAWI...

Remembering Hadrawi: My Teacher, Mentor and Friend

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 “Call him a thinker, a philosopher, an intellectual, a revolutionary, a critic, a teacher, at every turn in the checkered history of his homeland,...