Posts Tagged: Somalia
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....more
Before the mid-1970’s, Somalia had no written alphabet to speak of. In 1972, the Somali government introduced a standard written alphabet, and literacy rates climbed from a measly 5% to nearly 60%. Unfortunately, as an effect of the civil war, literacy rates dropped below 30% at the turn of the century....more
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....more
A Review of Matthew Eck’s The Farther Shore
“The war is now a story. How will it get told?” – William T. Vollmann...more
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....more