This nationalistic catchy anti-colonialism song from the 1970s highlights Somalia’s crucial forefront against colonialism in Africa. Sung by Somali school children and lyrics composed by Abwaan Siciid Xarawo; it carries a moving patriotic theme sending a clear message to the world that Somalia will never accept black/white colonialism again and will fight for the plight […]
For the past century, Mohammed Abdulle Hassan has been widely regarded as the progenitor of Somalia’s nationalism, a fierce proto-nationalist and indisputably the father of Somali nationalism. His iconic struggle was solemnised by Siad Barre’s government with an equestrian monument, however, many fail to make an apparent distinction as to why he deserves that grandeur […]
Allahu naxaristo Abwaan Cabdulqaadir Xirsi Siyaad ‘YamYam’ oo tirinaya gabayga caanka ‘Soomaali Baan Ahay’. Codka waxa laga duubay sanadkii 1978. Dhageyso wacan! Late poet, Abdulqadir Hirsi Siad ‘YamYam’ reciting his famed poem ‘I am Somali’. Listen to his recital (1978) of the poem. I have added both the Somali and English transcriptions. Enjoy!
Xaaji Aadan Axmed Xasan Af-Qalooc (1871 – 1986), was a prominent and a fervent anti-colonial poet. Born in Erigabo (Ceerigabo), he didn’t shy away from speaking his mind against the colonial occupation in Somalia. His poetry has been collected in a number of volumes during the Kacaan era and post-1991 Somalia. Here is one of […]