Sep 23, 2021 • 54M

SOMALIA - Interview with author Shugri Said Salh

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Lisa Carter
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Season 03 Episode 03 of the Intralingo World Lit Podcast

I hope you will enjoy this soulful, shifting, emotional –and fun!–  conversation with author Shugri Said Salh about her memoir, The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert.


Lisa Carter
 Founder & Creative Director, Intralingo Inc.


00:00:11 – Introduction

00:02:11 – Our shared humanity

00:09:48 – Childhood as a nomad in the desert of Somalia

00:16:45 – Connection to storytelling

00:23:24 – Universal theme and the hardest chapter to write

00:26:18 – An aha moment

00:30:22 – The refugee experience

00:36:26 – Skating, on the river and through life

00:41:01 – The price of trauma and need for closure

00:44:26 – Healing through storytelling

00:48:08 – Supporting and hearing one another



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Shugri talks about the audio version, read by a Kenyan actress, with proverbs recited and songs sung by Shugri herself. Check that out for sure!



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