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!
The following poem, composed by Ali Mire Awale, carries words of wisdom to his elderly daughters whom he reminds to never forget the struggle he underwent to raise them as a single father. Ali Mire Awale was one of the first batch of Somali teachers in 1960. An established scholar, he is credited to have […]