November 20, 2014
Today marks an important anniversary in the history of children’s rights. On November 20th, 1989 the United Nations General Assembly...
blog
April 1, 2015
It is with grave concern that we, the undersigned Somali academics, researchers, students, writers, activists, community members and our...
Conversations
March 22, 2015
Speaking before members of the international press gathered in Mogadishu on January 29, 2015, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations...
blog
February 20, 2015
In the global imagination, the conceptual idea of Somalia derives from the notion of the uncanny, fantastic and primitive savage. The...
Poetry
January 30, 2015
"A Goose at the Graveyard" and "Half-Human Half-Heifer": Two poems from Mohamed Eno's new volume, Vertical Articulation.
Reviews
June 26, 2014
The Orchard of Lost Souls is not an easy read. The writing is lucid, the events gripping and the characters, for the most part, delineated...
Literature
June 23, 2014
“As my African Express flight from Nairobi made its slow descent into Mogadishu, I looked out the window of the plane and saw the shores of...
Reportage
April 15, 2014
“The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is...
Reviews
March 21, 2014
The publication of Clan-cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991 by Lidwien Kapteijns has aroused deeply contrasting reactions from...