Archive for January, 2010

Book Launch: The Mourning Tree- the autobiography of Mohamed Barud Ali

Written by admin on January 31st, 2010

Available from 20 February 2010The Mourning Tree: an autobiography and a prison memoir,  Mohamed Barud Ali
Ponte Invisibile Ed (redsea-online), February 2010, 256 pp – 13x20cm (soft cover)

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture in collaboration with redsea-online.com is proudly inviting you to the presentation of new book:  ‘Weerane’  (The Mourning Tree), autobiography by Mohamed Barud Ali. Join us to discuss this new autobiography with the author and also mark and commemorate with us, the students protest, 20 Feb 1982, erupted 28 years ago in Hargeysa demanding justice and the release of UFFO members. We expect you on Saturday, 20 Feb. 2010 at 4pm at Oxford House, Derby Shire Street, E2 6GH .

This prison memoir will not only give first-hand information of the experience of the brutalities of Siyad Barre’s Somalia but also of the life of a nomad child who is brought to the city to live with his aunt because there was no work for him due to the fact that his father did not own any camels to be looked after. In the city while growing up, hunger was never far away. That motivated Mahamed to perform well at school which gave him the opportunity to go to the United Kingdom. After he earned his university degree, he went back to his home town Hargeysa where he met young professionals’ like him. They decided to volunteer for their community, what became to be known by the international community as Hargeysa Self-help group and locally as UFFO. For their noble acts, Mahamed and his colleagues were imprisoned and what followed were eight long lonely years, where the studying of insects was the main entertainment of the day. The reasons why they were freed, while at the same time the rest of their community had been destroyed, were as strange and surprising as the reasons why they were jailed in the first place were bizarre. There was no time in Mohamed’s life to get depressed or discouraged when he and his group were freed as the reconstruction of the country had to start immediately.

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Book presentation: Black Mamba Boy

Written by admin on January 17th, 2010

Book presentation: Black Mamba Boy
Friday 12 Feb. 2010
6:30pm -9:00pm
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture is pleased to invite you to the presentation of new book; ‘Black Mamba Boy’ by Nadifa Mohamed. Join us to discuss this new novel with the author.

The story begins in Aden,1935; a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers. And home to Jama, a ten year-old street boy. When his mother dies unexpectedly, and he finds himself alone in the world, Jama is forced home to his native Somalia, the land of his nomadic ancestors. War is on the horizon and the fascist Italian forces who control parts of east Africa are preparing for battle..

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Written by admin on January 17th, 2010

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