In this episode, we discuss Somali representations in media and pop culture, Drake and East African girls, the challenges of pursuing creative careers, why it’s important to have the confidence of mediocre white men, and more.
A Letter of Love to Black Students at Yale University, University of Missouri and Across South Africa
We watch in admiration of your strength and courage. We watch in awe of your dedication and resilience. We watch in solidarity and recognition of the power of black protest and organizing in creating more just, equitable, decolonized futures. As Somalis and as black students and academics ourselves, we know what it is like to experience the everyday aggressions, exclusions and humiliations of being at...
11 Nov 2015
In this episode, we discuss who and what is excluded from dominant conceptions of Soomaalinimo (Somaliness), the power of narratives and counternarratives, the balcony of Somaliland, and more.
30 Oct 2015
In this episode, we discuss diaspora as a category of privilege, belonging and unbelonging, political blackness and “brownness,” Mary Harper, #SomaliAlienation, snorkeling in Somalia, and more.
21 Sep 2015
In this episode featuring four Somali women, we discuss narratives about Somali womanhood and the Somali woman’s body in Western discourse, Lady Tonge and white feminist fantasies, the upcoming Somali Studies International Association Congress, and more.
15 Aug 2015
We are getting ready to record our second MAANDEEQ podcast and want to hear from you! You can tweet your questions or comments to us for our #AskMaandeeq segment, comment here or on Facebook, email or through AskFm. Don’t forget to keep sending us recent #CadaanStudies material – books, magazines, articles, lectures, television/film, art, advertisements – for our monthly #CadaanStudies roundup.