Lecture by Nuruddin Farah:

This lecture is one in the series 'Somalia: A nation without a state' which was organised by the Nordic Africa Institute, the Life and Peace Institute and ABF Stockholm in October 2007.

The Somalia troubles, which may seem endless to some, have affected, and continue to affect thousands and thousands of people. In spite of sharing a common culture, the Somali people and their country remain deeply divided.
Nuruddin Farah has spent his life portraying his contradictory homeland and its people, in the process becoming known as one of post-colonial Africa's leading literary voices. Farah was forced to leave his country in 1974 after his second novel was condemned by the regime of Siad Barre.

The film is 42 minutes long.

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