Chaired by Jama Musse Jama
This afternoon will be organised with our partner organisation Redsea-online.com, which promotes literature, reading and writing. There will be book presentations from Somali language . Authors and Somali books will be available to buy. Appearances will come from: Abdi-aziiz Ali Ibrahim Xildhibaan author of Sooyaalkii ssuugaanta Abdaleh Raag, Abdilahi Awed Igeh, author of Ladh; Ahmed Abdilahi Cawale, author of Bakayle Fariid ah; Cabdalle Cismaan Shafey, producer of Somali Cartoon Films; Cabdiraxmaan Maxamed Abtidoon, author of BAXAAR – Boqorkii webiga; Cumar Xaaji-Bile Aadan, author of Mabaadi’da, Salaynta iyo kala dhigdhigga Afka Soomaaliga; Jama Musse Jama, editor of Sheeko iyo Shaahid short stories, Mahamed Baashe H Hassan, author Hal aan tabayey: Xaaji Adan Afqalooc Rashiid Sh Abdilahi, author (with Ismail Aw Adan and Ahmed Awgeedi translated by Martin Orwin) of Suugaanta Nabada iyo Colaadda Saciid Cali Shire, author of Hoggaamiye Sayid Maxamed Yuusuf, author of Somaliland: lixdankii iyo xilligii ka horreeyey Xasan Cabdi Madar, author of Riyaaq, Barbaarsame; Nabaaddiino
Saturday, 31 October – Final event featuring all visiting and local artists
6-10pm |Fee £5
The final SWF event will bring all the visiting artists together with our UK-based artists and will include Abdurrahman “Abees”, Durta, Faysal Aw Abdi Anbalash, aisha Luul Maxamuud, Beeldaaje, Maxamed-Kayse, Cali Seenyo, Mahamed Jama Kaid, and more.
This will be a great opportunity for young and old alike to share the joy of listening to these artists’ work. This final event promises to be a fitting conclusion to this year’s festival. The international aspect of the festival is important and grounded in partnership and work with artists and organisations in Somali speaking territories.
For more information about the festival programme call 07903 712 949.