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Hello. So I didn't grow up with a strong Somali community and over the years I became detached with most things Somali. I speak t… (see more)

Posted in Somali + 3 other communities

Recording family history?

Anonymous - 2 months ago

I have been thinking quite a lot lately about how so much of our family's history will disappear with my parents. I wanted to sta… (see more)

Abira Hussein Hello, thank you for your question and apologies for the delay, I think that's a very important point and one we should be working more act… (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 3 other communities

What do you think the goal of Somalis in diaspora should be?

Anonymous, London - 1 day ago

Hanna Ali Ooh good question! Somalis in the diaspora have widely different goals and opinions about this so it's hard for me to say anything that doe… (see more)

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Hanna Ali Somewhere between all the angst and frustration is the real you, the writer you, the one that has something to say and goddamnit they will …

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Posted in Somali + 3 other communities

In your view which voices are 'unheard' in Somalia and the Somali diaspora in the West?

Anonymous, London - 2 days ago

Hanna Ali Well, technically every voice that hasn't yet been given the power and platform is unheard but truly in Somalia and in the West I would say… (see more)

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Hanna Ali Honestly, that you're gonna have a much harder time to get published if you are not White, if you don't have 40k followers online and if yo… (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 3 other communities

How do you set aside time for writing in the week?

Anonymous, London - 2 days ago

Tips and advice for somebody who wants to do more of it

Hanna Ali The best thing a writer can do is simply write - some days it will be golden and other days it will be horrible but the act of forcing your… (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 3 other communities

How do you think we should deal with the problem of sexual abuse in the somali community?

Anonymous, London - 1 day ago

For context: https://sahanjournal.com/rape-sexual-assault/i-have-suffered-too-long-somali-woman-breaks-the-culture-of-silence-on-… (see more)

Hanna Ali This is a big question...the first and bigges thing we must do is believe Somali women. It may sound simplistic but it is so important to b… (see more)

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Hanna Ali I think that the Somali arts/culture scene in the diaspora is quite welcoming, although we as a community still have a long way to go in tr… (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 2 other communities

Best way to secure a graduate job.

Anonymous - 5 days ago

I’m currently in my second year at university. What’s the best way for me to start preparing for my future job hunt. I specifical… (see more)

H Hi! Have you started looking at the type of graduate roles and employers you want to apply to? The larger organisations go through the … (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 2 other communities

What can and can't a university careers service help with?

Anonymous, London - 5 days ago

H Hi! There is a variety of things university careers service can offer depending on which one you go to but the standard offerings are usua… (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 2 other communities

I was was thinking about starting a PhD next year but is there going to be any funding?

Anonymous, London - 5 days ago

Maleeha Khawaja Hey! In addition to the answer below, it's also worth directly emailing the admissions department of the university to find out about thei… (see more)

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H Hi, Yes but depends. There are varying types of funding (studentship) (e.g fees only, fees and living expenses) that are funded by univers… (see more)

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H Hi, Apprenticeship are a mix of working mad studying and there are now opportunities for degree level apprenticeship. The benefits of this… (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 2 other communities

Where's a good place to find degree apprenticeships?

Anonymous, London - 5 days ago

I've heard about degree apprenticeships where you can study and work at the same time and I'm really keen to get my cousin's son … (see more)

H Hi, The best place to look would be: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships There is a general in… (see more)

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