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Hadraawi: the most famed poet in Somalia, the land of the poets

Hadraawi: the most famed poet in Somalia, the land of the poets

MOHAMED Ibrahim Warsame Said, widely known by his childhood nickname Hadraawi, was one of the greatest Somali poets of all time. He was certainly the most famed Somali poet since the mid-1900s. He will remain the Somali poet of this century and beyond. As an adult, he was a prolific producer of poems and songs, a known soldier of the voiceless and a fierce voice of poetic political critique in Somalia, especially against the postcolonial elite who have ruled the country since independence in 1960. He was an advocate for peace in the war-torn country. Author MOHAMED HAJI INGIRIIS, The…
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POETRY: Meet the most famed poet in Somalia

POETRY: Meet the most famed poet in Somalia

MOHAMED Ibrahim Warsame Said, widely known by his childhood nickname Hadraawi, was one of the greatest Somali poets of all time. He was certainly the most famed Somali poet since the mid-1900s. He will remain the Somali poet of this century and beyond. As an adult, he was a prolific producer of poems and songs, a known soldier of the voiceless and a fierce voice of poetic political critique in Somalia, especially against the postcolonial elite who have ruled the country since independence in 1960. He was an advocate for peace in the war-torn country. Author MOHAMED HAJI INGIRIIS, The…
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