Back to Beledweyne eight years later

I left Beledweyne in June 2009, soon after the graduation ceremony of my high school, to pursue a university degree in Mogadishu. I went back to the city a year later (July 2010) and stayed 11 days. In total, I lived in the city for three years of my life. These years were not without […]

My visit to Hargeisa and Borama

It was my third trip to Hargeisa. Last time I traveled to the city was November 2016 when I stayed two days. This time I was excited to be traveling to Hargeisa although I had concerns and uncertainty about the airport. A few weeks ago, the passport of a friend of mine was confiscated in […]

Xiriirka ka Dhexeeya Carwada Buugaagta Muqdisho iyo Maktabaddeyda

Xarumihii waxbarashada Soomaaliya oo ay ka mid ahayd maktabaddii qaranka waa la burburiyey kadib markii xukunka laga tuuray dowladdii militariga sanadkii 1991-dii. Sanado badan oo burbur, dowlad la’aan, sharci la’aan, iyo dagaalo dabadheeraadey ah ayaa xigay.  Xaaladda waxa ay ahayd mid aad u adag suurtagalna ma ahayn in ay maskaxda kusoo dhacaan maktabad iyo buugaag.

The Intimate Relationship Between the Mogadishu Book Fair and My Home Library

Somalia’s education institutions including the national library were totally destroyed after the state collapse in 1991. Years of destruction, anarchy, lawlessness, and protracted conflicts followed. The situation was arduous and libraries and books could hardly come to mind.

Booqashadeydii Carta

Kadib dhammaadkii shirweyne saddex maalin ka socday magaalada Jabuuti, waxa aan fursad u helay in aan tago magaalada Carta. Waxa aan la socday koox ilaa 20 qof ah oo ka qeyb galay shirka

The Ambiguity of Somali Citizenship

The extradition of Abdikarim Muse Qalbi-Dhagax to Ethiopia in late August this year highlighted the ambiguity of Somali citizenship. Qalbi-Dhagaxis a prominent member of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a group seeking self-determination for the Somali region of Ethiopia. He was said to have been visiting a relative in Gaalkacyo when Galmudug security forces […]