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Are you an aspiring Somali Poet?

Written by admin on February 3rd, 2018

Are you an aspiring Somali Poet? Research the importance of Somali poetry with us and get the opportunity to perform!

Kayd Somali Culture & Arts is excited to announce our new Project: “Somalis: A Nation of Poets”

“Poetry is the vehicle by which Somalis ask the three eternal questions: Where do I come from? Who am I? And where do I go from here? Somali Poetry is not art for art’s sake. In the West poetry is purely aesthetic but in Somali…it is didactic, not purely aesthetic.” Dr Said Samatar

It is hard to overestimate the importance of poetry in Somali culture. According to Somali-born Canadian rapper K’Naan, in the Somali region “everything revolves around [poetry]. Conflict resolution is written in poetry…our laws are. Everything about Somali people, the only way we know how to communicate is poetry.” Read the rest of this entry »