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Ten Somali Artists & Entertainers To Watch In 2015

Ten Somali Artists & Entertainers To Watch In 2015

We list ten Somali artists from the literature, art, film & music worlds to keep an eye out in the coming year.


Diriye Osman [Visual Artist/Storyteller]

Photograph by Boris Mitkov.

Diriye Osman is a British-Somali visual artist and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2014 Polaris First Book Prize for his first book, Fairytales for Lost Children. Described as “powerful” and “raw” by the author Roxane Gay, Fairytales for Lost Children features short stories about Somali queer youth.

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