Qaybti Libaaxa (The Lion's Share) is about animals in the Somali desert who worked together to kill a large camel. Now they must decide how to divide it. Will the portions be equal? Not with the lion in charge! The other animals come to understand, "the lion's share is not fair!
Voices of Dadaab is a documentary (This is the full video) about Abdi Phenomenal of Poet Nation's return to the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya where he spent 5 years as a child. The film also shows recent newcomers and those who have lived in Dadaab for twenty years and how they have made the best of their circumstances.
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Threads for Somalia Fashion Show was presented by Ka Joog and Mohamed Hersi on October 29th, 2011 at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. It was a great night for an important cause. Photos by Poet Nation.
This is a trailer to the documentary, Voices of Dadaab. It's the story of Poet Nation artist, Abdi Phenomenal's return to the Dadaab refugee where he spent five years of his youth. It shows amazing and disturbing things.
Poet Nation connected with Global Somali Emergency Response last week and helped deliver food aid to refugees in Darfur, Kenya. This video by GSR shows that day. This was the first wave of supplies directly to these refugees fleeing drought and famine in Somalia.
Mulki lives in the bay area in California and majors in Sociology at University. She currently works as a Respiratory Therapist at a local county hospital.
I trace my roots back to a land that was once fertile and vibrant, a land that was filled with poets and shepherds. At least that’s what I hear, when my Father tearfully recalls his childhood. “Somalia was beautiful” he would tell me. I nod knowingly; I have to trust his accounts because the Somalia I see is very different.
In today's modern society have the roles of men and women among Somali people changed? Is the man supposed to work and the woman stay home or is there supposed to be a equal partnership? In this video these university students have differing opinions on this issue.
Halloween is an annual holiday observed on 31 October, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o-lanterns visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching scary films.
Its 6:58 pm and the young man pulls up and parks his car in front of the house. He takes a deep breath for reassurance and steps out of the car. His nerves twitching almost as if he is walking down the aisle. When he reaches the door he pauses. Hearing his heart beat speed up, he knocks twice, cause once will be ignored and three times will get annoying he tells himself. The parents open the door and the young girl whom he is taking out for the first time tonight steps out. As he quickly walks back to the car her father yells out “Be back by 11.”