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The identity crisis of Somalis in Kenya

“We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part,” Allan Bloom wrote in his book, The Closing of the American Mind. 1,141 more words

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Art meets art lovers in colourful celebrations

All roads led to the National Museum of Kenya in the last two days where the Somali Heritage Week is ongoing. The event — the first of its kind here in Kenya hosted by Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Awjaama Omar Cultural Research and reading Centre — brought together different Kenyans of different background but mostly of Somali origins. 504 more words

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Some people see children being abused or mistreated and they hesitate protecting the child by saying that ‘ a mother knows her child best’ ‘ I don’t want to get in between a mother and her child’ or ‘ maybe the mother is under a lot of stress’ 1,423 more words

Personal Blues

Kate Copstick’s Kenya: underwear, circumcision and marrying a Moslem

Yesterday’s blog was about comedy critic Kate Copstick’s Kenyan charity Mama Biashara, which helps local women and others with seed money and advice on starting small-scale businesses.  810 more words

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MN: Another one of the Somali "children" pleads guilty to terror charges

As we focus on Syrians, let’s not forget the Somalis!

Ho hum! We have been following the ‘careers’ of the Somali “youths,” here referred to as “children,” since 2008 (see early posts by… 694 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

The History and Politics of Somalia By Yusuf Hussein Hassan

The History and Politics of Somalia By Yusuf Hussein Hassan
Thursday August 20, 2015

Somalia is a country with a beautiful people strategically located in the Horn of Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden in the north, the Indian Ocean in the east, Ethiopia in the west, Kenya in the southwest and Djibouti in the northeast. 2,504 more words


Lost in my thoughts 

I had anticipating this coffee date with my ex all weekend. Part of me was hoping last night that I would have a reason not to go, but when he texted me good morning today, I knew I had to go see him. 677 more words