I invite you to join this page that will record narratives to change existing deep-rooted perceptions about the Somali ethnic group globally. Given that we are a scattered community, their aim is to physically visit a total of 196 countries, locate Somalis and capture their genuine tales of hope and aspirations to regrets and loss. […]
Prior to Imaam Axmed Gurey’s ascension; Ethiopia’s negus Yeshak (1414-1429) invaded Ifat, killed its ruler (Imaam Sacad ad-Diin), sacked Saylac (Zeilah) and forced the Somalis to pay a tribute. Consequently, Ifat ceased to exist and Adal Sultanate was born. His soldiers then composed a long epic victory song (recorded) mentioning the Somali name for the […]
For many centuries, from the early Western ethnocentrist adventurers who roamed the land of the Somalis to the colonial forces that partitioned the Somali Peninsula, the Somali ethnic group was slapped with the most vivid qualities, ranging from Burton’s praiseworthy ascription as ‘the Irish of Africa’ for their shared similarities with the Celtics in bravery, […]
These potraits have been captured by Georges Revoil, a famous French traveller-photographer who was one of the first European explorers to set foot inside the Horn of Africa. He visited Ardul Somali (including Ethiopia) all the way to Zanzibar.