Early Morning at the beach. Mogadishu, Somalia (Xamarcadey)
Every Friday we’ll share with you a Somali whose a trailblazer in their own way. Whether they’re in Somalia or in another country, we think its time to share the awesome things they’re doing ! Check out our first feature.
Who: Dr Hawa Abdi Diblaawe
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
Why She Rocks: Okay, so clearly you got to be amazing if you’re nominated for a Noble Peace Prize (2012)! What makes Dr. Hawa Abdi so phenomenal is the fact that she has been providing food, shelter, and services to more than 90,000 displaced Somalis for the past 20+ years. Inspiration at its finest!
Full bio here. Picture by Pieter Hugo.
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Check out this short written & directed by Abdulkadir Ahmed Said.
- 1988 Prize of the City of Torino Winner. Torino International Festival of Young Cinema (Best Film – International Short Film Competition Category).
Innovative? The idea of pirates are creating an industry of pirates – how ironic. What do you think? “We pretend because we have the talent,” Adan told me. “They (journalists) go to the boss and say we need pirates. The boss comes to us and says the white men need pirates. So he says ‘pretend to be a pirate’.”
Watch the video here.
Full Article - The ‘Somali Pirate’ Who Never Was | AFRiTORIAL.