Many of you just discovered Amiin Caamir's visual artist creativity, but as a boy, I used to look forward Amiin Caamir's daily fascinating editorial cartoons in early '90s. It was because of Amiin Caamir that I used to rush each morning or beg whoever was going to Bakaaraha to buy me a Shabeelle Press paper in '91-92.
His political cartoons then were as stirring, mocking, caricaturing and rebuking as they are now.
Someone scanned some old Shabeelle Press editorial sawirgacmeedyo by Amiin, and memories immediately flooded back.
The following three, however, were not as savoury, though. [It reflects the slant Shabeelle Press, Amiin Caamir's then employer, had, which routinely used to call USC fighters and their leaders "mujaahidiin" on their editorial opinions]:
The drawing represents a confused "president" Cali Mahdi Max'ed, where the "mujaahidiin" USC members were shouting from one side to get jaggooyin, and the other the regular opportunity-seeking so-called siyaasi men.
A propagandic image of Max'ed Faarax Caydiid, newly recrowned as Guddoomiyaha ururka USC [Soomaali National Congress]. [Don't miss the name "Allah" on the flag, above USC letters.]
Madaxweyne Cali Mahdi Max'ed oo la dhaarinaayo.
To read other interesting stories and times that happened daily in Xamar in the interesting days and immediate fall the regime in early 1991, riix inta.