Ever since he was a child, Mursal has followed poetry to achieve insight and inspire others. At a tender age, Mursal Dahir loved poems, music, and literature. He would often listen to respected poets and elders. Unlike other children of his age, he developed a habit of talking to older people, attracted by their wise words and knowledge.
Raxma Xuseen Huriye fell in love with poetry at a young age; she would sing to herself about everything but was always shy of sharing her poems with other people except her family.
UNDP is working with the Somali Arts Foundation to combine women’s poetry, photography and filmmaking in powerful online and offline exhibitions
Poet of the Year, UNDP Woman Poet and Youth Poet judged by leading names in Somali literature from hundreds of entries.
Entries open today for the Somali Poetry Awards, an annual “Oscars” of Somali poetry organized by the Home of Somali Poetry initiative (Hoyga Maansada Soomaaliyeed) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).