Featuring Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

These Poems Don’t Need A Visa

Listen to the Poetry Translation Centre’s playlist of poems from Libya, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia/Somaliland and Yemen, all countries affected by Trump’s ‘Muslim ban.’

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Why do Somali poets have nicknames?

To naanays or not to naanays? Within the Somali community it is common for people to be referred to, almost exclusively, by a nickname or a naanays. So why do many poets, such as Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac (Gaarriye) and Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame (Hadraawi), have nicknames but Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf doesn’t?

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