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Sowing the seeds of subalternity in Somali Literature

By |2018-01-27T14:52:46+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photograph of Afgoye, Somalia from 2013 (source: Wiki Commons) Mohamed A. Eno is professor and dean of African Studies at St. Clements University in Mogadishu, Somalia. His groundbreaking work uses literature, especially folk poetry, to challenge the myth of a homogenous Somalia and to expose the exclusion and

Poetic inserts and the art of persuasion in the Somali novel “Aqoondarro waa u nacab jacayl” (“Ignorance is the enemy of love”) by Faarax M. J. Cawl

By |2018-01-27T14:31:28+00:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ruixuan Li is a first year PhD student at SOAS University of London focusing on modern Somali poetry. Her research looks at the complex identities expressed by the new generation of Somali women poets through a comparative study of their poetry in Somali and English. Ignorance is the enemy of love: the novel

Somali Poet Weedhsame Touring the UK for ‘Catastrophe’

By |2017-10-01T18:57:53+00:00October 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

'Catastrophe' poetry poster illustrated by artist Bryan Talbot Join the Poetry Translation Center and leading Somali poet Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil 'Weedhsame' this October. The PTC is publishing Catastrophe by Somali poet Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil 'Weedhsame' as an illustrated poem-poster, including a brand-new translation by BBC Radio 4 poet-in-residence Daljit Nagra and SOAS scholar Dr Martin Orwin. Catastrophe is a howl of anguish about