Saturday, February 27, 2021

In Michel Faber’s Latest, The Disappearance (Isappearance?) Of The Letter ‘D’

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...and the story of Dhikilo - born in Somaliland - leading the journey to discover and recover the letter d. Today is a milestone of...

Somaliland: Reclaiming Aw Barkhadle Somali Script

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What is Far Wadaad? Far wadaad or Wadaad’s writing is writing the Somali language in the Arabic alphabet. It is attributed to Sh Yusuf...

Black Panther Actor, Chadwick Boseman, Loses 4-Year Battle to Cancer

The actor died at his Los Angeles home after being diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played black icons Jackie...

Aisha Silvia Romano Articulates Why She Became a Devout Muslim In 1st interview

I meet Aisha Silvia Romano in the Via Padova area in Milan. As I am approaching her, an Egyptian lady stops her; “Are you...

Popular Ethiopian Singer Hachalu Hundessa Shot Dead in Addis Ababa

Hachalu Hundessa, an ethnic Oromo, was killed in the city's Gelan Condominiums area late on Monday, police said. A popular Ethiopian musician has been shot...

A Revived Somaliland Cultural Scene Fights To be Seriously Appreciated

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The arts scene is booming in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland but, as the BBC's Mary Harper writes, the people who are pushing the...

Hamed Jama: Departure of the Brown Intellectual – Writes Ex-PresidentAli Nassir

Hamed Jama Hussein (aka حامد جامع) , a cultured intellectual, died in Aden, where he lived and lived the lives of ordinary people as a whole,...

Somaliland: Hadraawi Poems Show Commitment of Poet and Man – A Review

Within the literary sphere, there has oft’ been this argument of what the actual role of the poet ought to be in society. On...

A literary snapshot of Somaliland – A Country Full of Pleasant Surprises

I spent last week at arguably the most well-organised and longest-running book festival in East Africa, the Hargeysa International Book Fair. It was my...

Somalia’s enduring love affair with Bollywood

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Amitabh Bachchan probably doesn’t know it, but he is big in Somalia. So big that he even has his own Somali nickname. SAMIRA SAWLANI...