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In this deep dialogue you’ll hear from a woman who is the last person in her direct lineage to have lived as a nomad and keeper of her family stories. Ancestors on both sides of her family were nomads. They traveled the East African desert in search of grazing land for their livestock and, the most precious resource of all, water. It only took a few years for her beloved country of Somalia to be changed forever by a civil war that drastically altered the tradition of storytelling. However, Salh's grandmother imbued her with resilience, courage, a love of poetry, storytelling and, above all, an appreciation of the beauty of the Somali culture. Here we explore with Shugri Said Salh her journey from the deserts of East Africa to the green pastures of Northern California. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Shugri Said Salh was born in Somalia in 1974. In 1992, she immigrated to North America after civil war broke out in her home country. She attended nursing school at Pacific Union College and graduated with honors. From her grandmother and the nomadic community in which she spent her early years, she heard stories and learned of their power to entertain, teach, and transform. She now lives in Northern California with her husband and three children and works as a post-operative nurse and infusion specialist.
Shugri Said Salh is the author of:
To learn more about the work of Shugri Said Salh go to www.shugrisalh.com
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 9/24/2021 Program Number: 3743
From Album: Journey BetweenArtist: Baka Beyond1998 Rycodisk Hannibal #HNCD 1415
Opening Essay: Track 01 MbéMusic Break 1: Track 05 CotuMusic Break 2: Track 06 Land's EndMusic Break 3: Track 06 Land's End (reprise)
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