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This poem takes after the form and much admired poetic genre 'Baarcadde'. It was composed by Hadraawi in the mid-1980s when the poet was beginning to apprehend the dark shadows engulfing the Somali government (then led by the dictator, Siad Barre) which was riddled with maladministration and corruption. As Hadraawi correctly - and tragically - predicted, the government's inability to take care of its people would lead to appalling consequences.

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