The Scab by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf


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Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf‘s poem 'The Sca'b is a passionate critique of the caste system, a 'belief in the noble gob and the lower caste gun.'

Asha’s Friend and longtime translator Clare Pollard will read the English translation. Then you will hear Asha read in the original Somali

Last year Asha Lul's collection The Sea-Migrations was named the Poetry Book of the Year by The Sunday Times.

You can buy The Sea-Migrations here.

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