When one hears Somalia, he/she would expect to read about the negative light that had buried the country's diverse rich history and existence. Use any search engine and the first thing that pops up about Somalia is Piracy, Famine, Failed State, Corruption, Armed civilians e.t.c. Every article I read starts with something like 'Somalia has been suffering of a failed state................war torn, plagued by war lords, famine, .......'
In school, when governance is mentioned, Somalia is always referred to as the 'how not to'. There was nothing but negativity being reported, no one or few were reporting the rich cultural history of it, or how Somalia is a nation of poets, or how generosity and resiliency is embedded in the social fabric of Somalis. As part of the Somali Diaspora, i grew up ... [view whole blog post ]