Too bad there is no recorded version of it: Will you see a man? Then behold me! I am a Somali, as perfect in size and form as Adam was, after God had breathed into him his immortal soul. Look how beautiful my curly hair is, and how majestic I look when wrapped from head […]
Happy Independence Day! Today commemorates a significant day; a day that carries two stepping stones: (1) the independence of the Italian Somaliland (South Somalia) and (2) the unification of both ex-British Somaliland (North Somalia) and South Somalia. What a day of jubilation. One can only imagine the exulting cheers of our parents and grandparent the […]
Spot on or erroneous? Source: 1936 British newspaper
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.