Monthly Archives: July 2014

Somalia & the Jilbaab Phenomenon: on civil war, Qur’anic interpretations, and the loss of a culture

One of the most interesting social phenomenons that I’ve observed during my time in Mogadisho is that of the jilbaab. For those who don’t know, the jilbaab is an Islamic full-length garment that is quite loose and covers both the head and hands. In Mogadisho, practically EVERY woman and girl wears the jilbaab in public […]

Mogadisho, I love you!

Hey-lo blogosphere! After being offline for almost 10 days, my uncle finally got internet installed in his crib, and I’m back! In many ways, not having internet for almost two-weeks forced me to branch out my comfort zone, and really interact with my cousins, aunts, and uncles – a blessing in disguise, if you will. […]