This is from a book (authored by Dr. Adolf Walter Schleicher) containing collections of Somali narratives nearing the end of the 19th century (1894). The actual passages have been narrated by actual Somalis. Some words are difficult to read. It contains humourous encounters and plenty of anecdotes. Here is a sample: Translation:
A video, recorded by Italians, painting the general lifestyle and culture of the Somali people in Baardheere city of Somalia circa 1940.
Below this post is a rare colonial video documentary depicting Somalia’s wild life in the early ’50’s. It reveals Italian hunters hunting and killing Somali elephants and other members of Somalia’s animal kingdom. It is an unfortunate fact that in 2012, 95% of Somalia’s vast wild life have disappeared as a result of poaching, migration […]
Abadir ibn Musa ibn Warwa’Jecle (Somali: Abaadir Muuse Warwaaqjecle) dubbed as the principal patron saint and first Emir of Harar, was the most celebrated Somali figure and one of the earliest propagators of Islam in the city of Harar. He introduced Islam at a very early period, before the Abyssinians (Ethiopians) first gained a footing […]
Dear potential regular readers, Welcome to my very first blog entry. For the past few months, I have been contemplating whether to open a blog; a virtual abode where I could condense my previous writings in to a singular website as opposed to it being scattered across the abyss of the world-wide-web. I am not […]