Saturday, June 25, 2022

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...

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...

Nadifa Mohamed is Sole British Writer to Make Booker Prize Shortlist

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The author of The Fortune Men will now compete with five other novelists from South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US for the 2021...

“Escape From Mogadishu” Becomes Korea’s Biggest Box Office Hit of 2021

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Jo In Sung’s new movie “Escape from Mogadishu” has officially become this year’s biggest hit at the Korean box office! On August 29, the Korean...

Somaliland: ‘I paved the way for myself as a YouTuber’ – Chunkz

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The social media phenomenon on honouring his Somali heritage, balancing fame and faith, and spending lockdown with his YouTube Beta Squad “It was the scariest...

Somali Heritage Week Inspires Hope for the Next Generation

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Mayran Kalah acted as an interpreter to help grandmas group share history, knowledge with next generation Mayran Kalah is a Somali language interpreter and also...

How Djiboutian Archives Restored Country’s Musical Heritage

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Three albums of songs selected and digitised by Ostinato Records from the archives of Djibouti's national broadcaster showcase the country's diverse musical heritage In a...