This evening will see the launch of two highly anticipated autobiography books of two of the greatest role models in the Somali community. This is immensely important work in a traditionally oral society and they are celebrated for this contribution to Somali literature and history.
Foolaad by Cabdikariim Xikmaawi, about the life, music and struggle of one of the greatest artists, human rights activist and educationalist Maxamed Mooge. Cabdikariim is poet, author and an expert in Somali language.
Ahmed Abdi Hassan is an author whose latest book is focused on the works and the life of the great Somali artist, the late Xasan Qawdhan Yusuf Titled: Joogaha Maqan. Ahmed works as an accountant in treasury section of Bank of Somaliland.
Part of the 13th annual Somali Week Festival presented by KAYD, which runs from 26th-30th October 2021. The theme of this year is “Inspire: inspired by the past, inspiring the future” which envisages a post Covid-19 world inspired by music, literature and legends of our community
£5, Language: Somali
Supported by Tower Hamlets Council
Images – Foolad and Joogaha Maqan