Author Archives: Wilo Africanroots



Wilo Africanroots

From a nomad family background to two master degrees in social science and more than 15 years work experinces in Europe. A feminist and human rights activist with intersectional perspectives.

When I Was a Child
in Blog

When I Was a Child

When I was child, I lived in a village at the border between Ethiopia and Somalia. In that village, people were interrelated across clans. We were raised clanless and classless. Poor and rich supported one another. As a child, I was brought up by all responsible adults regardless of class, age or gender. I looked upon them with respect like my blood parents. They also...

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10 Jun 2016
The Fear Amongst Ourselves
in Blog, Dispatches

The Fear Amongst Ourselves

Dispatches #6 Mogadishu, Somalia The fear of insecurity disconnects people in the neighborhood. It creates unspeakable walls between us. We meet and exchange greetings, all very short: Asalaamu alaikum. Wa alaikum asalaam. We do not get to know each other by names. We have lived here, a district in Mogadishu, for almost two years. Every day I take a walk around the area with my mother. When we...

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20 Mar 2016