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Somalia has long been known as a nation of poets. A people with few possessions and no written language until the 1970s, Somalis developed an oral tradition of poetry and storytelling, that has been passed down through generations. Many of these poems and stories were written down in the late twentieth century. A popular new genre of song on the radio in the late twentieth century was heello, taken from Somali poetry. Some themes of Somali poetry are history, philosophy, and reginal politics, as well as praise or ridicule of humans or animals. Probably the best-known Somali poet is spiritual and military leader Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, leader of the Muslim Dervishes. Most Somalis are nomadic herders spend nearly all of their time outdoors. A large shade tree might provide a meeting place or a classroom. In traditional Somali country men and older boys do the important work of tending camels and cattle, the most valuable animals. Girls and young boys tend sheep and goats. Somali men are considered warriors ( waranle ), except for those few who choose the religious life, in todays world become very popular and lucrative . Adult men are also expected to have good basic knowledge of the Islamic faith to perform their daily duties. Urban men may work as businessmen, blacksmiths, craftsmen, fishermen, or factory workers. Women in nomadic life are responsible for caring for children, cooking, and moving the family aqal. Women and girls in farming clans are responsible for planting and harvesting crops, caring for children, and cooking. Urban women may hold jobs in shops or offices or may run their own business

Domestic and Family Violence There are many types of domestic and family violence. It is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or cause fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse. It can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location. If you’re a victim of domestic and family violence, there is help available. Protect yourself when using this website and stay safe online by taking precautions such as deleting your internet history. Anyone in immediate danger should call Triple Zero (000). For information, support and help, call the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the 24 hour Child Protection Helpline on 132 111. For Somali language support please contact us on 03 95511188 Somalia has faced lawlessness and strife during its decades-long civil war. As the country of 15.8 million continues to experience political and economic instability, its people are increasingly living outside of Somalia. New migrants are making their way to places like Europe, north America and Australia but they face a long and dangerous journey over land and sea. Hundreds of Somalis reportedly died in April 2016 while crossing the Mediterranean Sea and after crossing over land through Northern Africa. And as a result of its long civil war, many Somalis have lived outside the country for many years. Recently, though, Kenya pledged to remove Somalis living in refugee camps from within its borders, potentially sending hundreds of thousands of people back to Somalia who have not lived there for many years, or possibly elsewhere.

Somalia has faced lawlessness and strife during its decades-long civil war. As the country of 15.8 million continues to experience political and economic instability, its people are increasingly living outside of Somalia. New migrants are making their way to places like Europe, north America and Australia but they face a long and dangerous journey over land and sea. Hundreds of Somalis reportedly died in April 2016 while crossing the Mediterranean Sea and after crossing over land through Northern Africa. And as a result of its long civil war, many Somalis have lived outside the country for many years. Recently, though, Kenya pledged to remove Somalis living in refugee camps from within its borders, potentially sending hundreds of thousands of people back to Somalia who have not lived there for many years, or possibly elsewhere.

Some famous articles and books were written by many Somali scholars

  • Things We Lost In the War
  • The dangerous journeys Resilience through tough-mes
  • The transit countries and their hidden stories
  • The pirate phenomena(where they a hero or bandits)
  • return into the dark ages
  • My hero “mum & Dad”

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