Gem of the day: discovering that I’m long-listed in a short story competition: The HISSAC Short Story Competition. Short Lists will be announced in a couple of weeks and the winners on November 1st. Finger’s crossed!
I’ve been chosen as one of the Mentors for a fantastic new project by Numbi Arts titled: “Coming Here, Being Here” which provides training to volunteers from Tower Hamlets to learn how to archive British-Somali Presence and Heritage in East London (particularly Tower Hamlets). Below is a photo from their opening event in which I was asked to talk about a series of photos that I took of my grandmother and how I used photography to archive her story. This project runs until February 2018 – more details to come.
Tickets are now available for some of the exciting events taking place in Somali Week 2017 between 20-29th October 2017 in London.