We list ten Somali artists from the literature, art, film & music worlds to keep an eye out in the coming year.
Nadifa Mohamed [Writer]
Born in Hargeisa, Somalia, Nadifa Mohamed is the author of Black Mamba Boy and The Orchard of Lost Souls. Her work has won many literary awards like The Guardian First Book Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction. Black Mamba Boy, in particular, fictionalizes her father’s upbringing in Yemen.