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H. is a "1.5" generation Somali diaspora currently residing in Toronto. He enjoys writing on the side and you can find some of his work on his blog.

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Translation Not Possible

There is an episode of Star Trek’s The Next Generation (yes, I am a sci-fi nerd) where we are introduced to an alien species that only communicates through metaphors and allegories. This method of communication is incomprehensible to others who only hear the nonsensical strings of individual words, even with the technology to translate languages universally. Whenever I watch an old Somali riwaayad, the ones...

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04 Mar 2016