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in meeting Hadraawi

Written by admin on April 28th, 2013
in meeting Hadraawi

…in meeting Hadraawi

[…. from http://samrasaid.wordpress.com]

A man of principles who
the sun, the moon, the rivers that flow,
the magical nature, the heartbeat, and loyalty
all bare witness to his words. Even
beauty in his presence testify to
feeling beautiful, and adjectives
are numb as new words ought to be invented
for this Somali Shakespearian, this artist with an
imagination above all the imagination. But
I was sure when I meet him, that I will recite
a line of his most famous poem.

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His Excellency Joost Reintjes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Kenya, Somalia/Somaliland presented the Prince Claus Award to Hadraawi

Written by admin on April 19th, 2013

forWebSite_Hadrawi-1  “Hadraawi “I am grateful to Alleh for giving me the vision to renounce clannism, the scourge of our people, and I earnestly call upon all my colleagues to do the same”

Hargeysa, Somaliland, 17 April, His Excellency Joost Reintjes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Kenya, Somalia/Somaliland presented the Prince Claus Award to the poet and thinker Mahamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’ in the attendance of over 200 colleagues and high ranking governments officials including ministers, members of parliaments, leading figures of the civil society, activists, friends and family members of the award winner.

Her Excellency Zamzam Abdi Aden, the Minster of Education, commenced her official opening speech by saying: “we are all the student of Hadraawi when it comes to his struggle for social justice and humanity”

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