An advice to Somalis in the west: Love yourselves!

In a utopian society where everyone is Muslim and race does not matter, the Somali would perhaps not need such a strong sense of identity. However no such utopia exists, instead, we find ourselves in an era in which ‘identity politics’ is constantly played out in the media. For Somalis in the West, the issue of ‘belonging’ has never been more paramount. Before we diagnose our problem it is important to first go over some home truths so that we do not lie to ourselves any further.
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The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble

Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble

The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble by Julian Gough The snow had stopped. The world lay paralysed beneath it. We would be here for some time. “Ibrahim Bihi,” he said, extending his right hand. “Dr. Ibrahim Bihi. I am Somali. Oh, it is a long story.” “Jude O’Reilly,” I said, extending mine. We shook. “Please, tell the story. I like stories.” “Very well, if you are sure…” He cleared his throat, and began. “I eked a meagre living, exploiting a fundamental

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