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I sat there on the seat of that barbershop, and looked at my hair through the mirror, taking one last glance, as if to permanently brand the image to my memory, perhaps so I could remember who I once used to be. 4,290 more words


Let’s Indulge in Shah Caano Geel (Tea with Camel Milk)

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea,” Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote in his novella, Notes from Underground. I think there is no one who doesn’t know what tea is or who has never taken it. 799 more words

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Ethnic war hits Ethiopia, Thousands have fled their homes

Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia’s Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos.

The BBC’s Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether it can be stopped. 511 more words


Nuo metų pradžios Somalyje 50% padidėjo nepakankama mityba besimaitinančių vaikų

Humanitarinė padėtis Somalyje vis dar prastėja, praneša UNICEF. Pagrindinis to kaltininkas – sausra, dėl kurios tarp 2017 m. rugpjūčio ir gruodžio 6,2 milijonams žmonių reikės humanitarinės pagalbos. 148 more words

ARTICLE: Brexit, Birmingham and Belonging: Anxieties About 'Home' Among Secondary Migrant Somali Families - Sociological Review Blog

Here’s a link to a piece recently published by the Sociological Review that was co-written with my long-term friend and collaborator Özlem Young. Focusing on new research we undertook in Birmingham with Somali families in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum, the full piece can be read by… 371 more words


Growing up with the BBC Somali Service

One of the most enduring memories from my childhood in Garissa, North Eastern Kenya, is that of evenings spent listening to the BBC Somali Service, the London-based BBC World Service radio station transmitted in the Somali language. 1,917 more words