Her friend had made the mistake of refusing to marry a Shabab commander. Now she was about to get her head bashed in, rock by rock. Several months later, the men came back. Five militants burst into her hut, pinned her down and gang-raped her, she said.
Somali woman Ayan Mohamed waits 23 years for surgery to fix shattered face
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Her husband, the boy's stepfather, went on trial Monday for murder. She last saw him on the afternoon of April 17, when she went by his bedroom to say goodbye on her way out to her cleaning job at an office building in downtown Buffalo, on the border with Canada. Ali-Mohamed Mohamud listens to his defense attorney make an opening statement Monday Oct. Mohamud, 40, is a Somali immigrant who has been in the country about 10 years.
Faiza Dhocob is Fighting Terror in Somalia in the Face of Destruction
The culture of Somalia is an amalgamation of traditions in that were developed independently since the proto-Somali era through interaction with neighboring and far away civilizations, including other parts of Africa , the Arabian Peninsula , and Indian subcontinent. The cultural diffusion of Somali commercial enterprise can be detected in its exotic cuisine , which contains Southeast Asian influences. Due to the Somali people's passionate love for and facility with poetry, Somalia has often been referred to as a "Nation of Poets" and a "Nation of Bards ", as, for example, by the Canadian novelist Margaret Laurence. According to Canadian novelist and scholar Margaret Laurence , who originally coined the term "Nation of Poets" to describe the Somali Peninsular, the Eidagale clan were viewed as "the recognized experts in the composition of poetry" by their fellow Somali contemporaries:. Among the tribes, the Eidagalla are the recognized experts in the composition of poetry.
Ifrah Ahmed refuses to let the horrific female genital mutilation she suffered at the age of eight define her. A Girl from Mogadishu has just had its UK premiere at the Edinburgh film festival and will be released across the UK in cinemas later this year. In the first 10 minutes it shows Aja Naomi King, who plays Ahmed as a year-old girl, being violently gang-raped by Somali militants.