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!
Cabdulqaadir Xirsi Siyaad (Abwaan Yamyam), beautifully defined the meaning of Soomaalinimo in a poem that he devised during the 1977 war. A master piece, that professes the Somali ethos, leaving out our bad characteristics hehe Cabdi Maxamed and Shaafici Saciid eloquently translated the Somali version in to English, although, one can never truly render Somali […]