How many people have left Somalia? We do not know, but many have left and many have found a refugee in another country. Ubah Christina Ali Farah wrote a story about Ayan, a Somali refugee looking for a safe haven. When you follow this link you will the voice of Ubah.
The writer with the Somalian background, Nuruddin Farah, attended the famous Ake Festival. At this festival he was interviewed about his life and work. In this article you will find the result of it.
Throughout the ages people have travelled from one place to another. Sometimes one person on his own. Sometimes larger family groups. Sometimes even larger groups bound by language or culture or religion. People movements have a long history. People left for a reason and hoped to be accepted elsewhere even without a reason. The writer … Continue reading Britain’s hostile environment has been a century in the making
So what does LLF stand for? Maybe your are thinking of of a Festival. You are right. One of the ‘L’s must be from literature. You are right for the second time. But what about the second ‘L’? Lingala? Luanda? Lomé? Lodwar? The other ‘L’ stands for Lahore, the capital city of Pakistan. Two writers … Continue reading Sixth edition of LLF starts Feb 24
Let us go back to the year 1977, maybe some of you were not even born. In the month October, the 13th day a plane left the airport at the Spanish island Palma de Mallorca to fly to the German city of Frankfurt. The Lufhansa plane carried 86 passengers, many of whom had enjoyed a … Continue reading review of MOGADISHU FENSTERPLATZ
She was five years young and she moved to a house with a garden. It was the winter of 1987 and she discovered new things and she built a snowman. Nadifa Mohamed who was born in Somali still remembers this time in the new garden. A new world. A new field of discovery. She writes … Continue reading ‘As I chose the snowman’s eyes, I realised I had an audience …’