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PODCAST PHOTO Blog / Podcast

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.  


All Return Is Not The Same Return Blog

Who is the Somali? I talk about this a lot lately. There’s few things we acknowledge in our ideas of what it means to be Somali and who is often restricted from that category. It is precisely the displacement of Somalis across the globe that places us in the position to have to think about clarifying identity more broadly. Somalis in the diaspora are clamouring...

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Poem: “The Somalia That Once Was and Will Be” Blog

My grandmother was snatched by a lion’s mouth while wrapped up in a goat’s skin Luckily she slipped away from within This was told to me through oral tradition A poet nation’s rendition   My name is written in the Somali red sand. My roots fixed in Puntland Where the remnants of my ancestors stand   Where the livestock sit under the frankincense trees Refreshed...

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A Letter of Love to Black Students at Yale University, University of Missouri and Across South Africa Blog

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...

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PODCAST PHOTO Blog / Podcast

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.



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