SOMALIA - Interview with author Shugri Said Salh
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.
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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