Book Launch: the Mourning Tree- the autobiography of Mohamed Barud Ali, Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham.
[ATTENTION: The venue changed – see you in ex Hilaaq Hilltop Restaurant, 508-510 Mosley road, B12 9 AH]
Kayd Somali Arts and Culture in collaboration with Birmingham Central library is inviting you to the presentation of The Mourning Tree, autobiography by Mohamed Barud Ali. Join us to discuss with the author; Saturday, 10 April 2010 at 1pm at ex Hilaaq Hilltop Restaurant, 508-510 Mosley Road, B12 9 AH.
In his autobiography, Mahamed Barud Ali shares with the reader his childhood, being born under a tree named Weerane which is symbolic for Mohamed’s life; painful at the times but noble and optimistic. Weerane is a Somali word for a piece of cloth wrapped around one’s head to show that a grievance was committed. At the same time, it is a sign of courage. It is the name of the tree that Mohamed Barud Ali was born under into a pastoral nomadic community. In this nomadic society, dignity is the single most important state of being.
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