Posts Tagged: Somalia

TORCH: Growing Season

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I ask Hussein if he’s proud of the work he’s doing. He says that he is. We stop talking. For a moment, the market feels like peace. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A woman met her husband when she fell in love with the man operating the Twitter account for Waterstone’s Oxford bookstore.

Bookstores are more than just bookstores, declares the Chicago Tribune.

You might not think the home of America’s television and film industry knew what a book was, but there are some great bookstores in LA.

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Politics Sunday

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Why is it that I find better political links when I read through literary sites than when I go to political blogs?

“If I want to be remembered for anything it’s for introducing a different way of thinking about the world, whether it’s about war, about human rights, about equality…And that the power ultimately rests in the people themselves.” — Howard Zinn at Big Think.

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Somali Emcee on American Gangsta Rap

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Somalian rapper K’naan: “Where rocket-propelled grenades are fired around you on a daily … a guy bragging on TV talking about how gangster he is?” K’Naan says. “For us, it’s more a source of entertainment. It’s more like a comedy or something we watch.

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