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Bridehood and Somali Custom’s Yardstick

When the time to look for a bride comes in a setting where arranged marriages are in vogue, yardsticks used to get a suitable bride is a hustle. The older generation’s yardsticks might not compatible with the new couple’s preferences. This short story depicts this conflict and the norms adhered to. Nuptial ambitions are nipped in bud to satisfy the demands of these norms. A young groom is forced to abandon the bride of his choice by his culture.

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No Room for Doubt

No Room for Doubt is catching short story which reflects on the Somali nomadic culture – their lifestyles, their concerns, the terms of their peculiar tradition and above all their family relationships. The story characterizes common practices in the countryside. A rumored elopement of a couple rekindles old wounds of clan-charged vendetta between communities.

 
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Jidkii Jaxiimaad ee Badbaada

Tani waa sheeko dhiillo xambaaran oo ay mudatay afo dhallinyaro ah oo rugteedii iyo riyadeediiba ay baabbi’iyeen qaska iyo qalaanka Soomaaliya ka dhacay qarnigii labaatamaad dhammaadkiisii. Waxay miciin biddey inay duurka xusho oo ay harjad habar-dugaag hawdka kula la dhuumashaalowdo ilaa ay markii dambe gaadho xeryahaha qaxootiga ee Yemen dabadeedna uga sii gudubto dalka Maraykan.

 
 

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Hellish Journey to Survival

This is a moving story of a young lady whose home and hopes were shattered by the anarchy in Somalia. She wandered in the woods, played hide and seek with the wilderness and final made her way to a refugee camp in Yemen and then to the United States of America.

 

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Somali Literary Works

These are some of my literary works. These literary works have a Somali cultural setting and reflect on this community’s recent history, norms and ways of life. These works are written in both English and Somali languages.