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reflections: ramblings of a diasporic girl

With only 11 days left in Mogadisho, I’ve fallen into a bit of a reflective mood – looking back on my experiences in Somalia, as well as throughout all my travels this past year. ¬†Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have been able to spend my summer here – there is something so […]

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. […]