Meet the 2021 Home of Somali Poetry Poet of the Year
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.
Somali female poet uses poetry to empower and inspire change
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.
The art of self expression: Supporting Somali women to tell their own stories
UNDP is working with the Somali Arts Foundation to combine women’s poetry, photography and filmmaking in powerful online and offline exhibitions
2021 Somali Poetry Award winners
Poet of the Year, UNDP Woman Poet and Youth Poet judged by leading names in Somali literature from hundreds of entries.
Somali Poetry Awards launched to find best Somali poetry for 2021
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).