My mother land

Faiso Mahmuud Awid

My name is Faiso Mahumuud Awid and I want to talk with my country. My country has no PEACE. There are many people losing their life. Some of them are killing themselves, others are taking guns to make themselves start boys. The day I was born up to now my motherland has had no PEACE and also flag. All Somali people were killed so there I am very sorry about it may God give us a well known PEACE and prosperity say AMIN AMIN AMIN!

Flag where are you whenever I see or I read some books such as Kiswahil I see some people who were singeing their flag I feel sorry about it because I have no PEACE.

Happening Now

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

  • The poetic documentary Songs Still Sung: Voices from the Tsunami Shores, written and co-produced by Takako ARAI and creatively subtitled into English by a class of UI students of Japanese, will be screened at the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, on-line 10/7-14/2021.

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