Said Salah Ahmed

Biography

Said Saah Ahmed is an esteemed educator, poet and playwright. He has written numerous plays and children’s books that have been translated into English. In 1985, he also wrote and directed an epic feature film called The Somali Dervish, which charts the historic movement of the Somali freedom fighter, Sayid Mohamed Abdulle Hassan. Before fleeing the civil war, Mr. Ahmed served as the Director of the “Extra-curricular Education Department” in Somalia. He currently teaches Somali language at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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