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inabti,

 

greetings to you marka hore. deepfelt condolences to you, ta labad.

 

it's a shame your cousin died in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. maad u maleyn inay tahay the first ex-pat Somali to die in a coordinated suicide bomb. what was the nature of her business in Kabul?

 

i guess it's business as usual for you? same time tonight on the trolls thread?

 

Al.

 

She's not my cousin, she was my mom's lifelong friend and it's my mom who is close to their family. They went to Banaadir secondary school in Xamar then Lafoole teacher's college together (this would have been sometime in the late 70s), then both went to university and became nutritionists. She was working for the UN/UNICEF for many years and posted in different regions of the world, the last I remember she was in Darfur before Afghanistan. AUN :(

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Indeed... I'm still getting used to the new SOL, but I like.

 

In other news, I watched the Notebook tonight for the first time, and it was complete trash. I may or may not have teared up during a few scenes though.

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Indeed... I'm still getting used to the new SOL, but I like.

 

In other news, I watched the Notebook tonight for the first time, and it was
complete trash
. I may or may not have teared up during a few scenes though.

 

Are you a lesbian?

 

 

In other news, I developed a new found dislike for Somali sijuis.

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i just got up now. so disappointed with myself.

 

i decided to take the day off lakinse i feel terrible. shameful.

 

i might get a haircut to make amends. i'll have to do something.

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It’s fascinating looking at representations of Africans in Chinese CCP propaganda from the 60s and early 70s. During this time period, China saw itself standing in solidarity in a class struggle with POC in Africa, Asia and Latin America against white-led American and European imperialism. The CCP also saw itself as having led a revolution which could be modeled by the peoples of these nations. Representations of Africa in the propaganda of this era therefore show tremendous camaraderie and brotherhood, presenting a united front against Western imperialism and colonization.

 

At the same time, though, these images are also steeped in a deep sense of racialized paternalism, which the last image, “Saviour” speaks tremendously to as well. This was due in part to the fact that the CCP’s revolution came earlier and was therefore the model revolution which they were “teaching” to Africans, but it also played directly upon antiblack stereotypes of African people as explicitly primitive (see the poster in which the “silver needle of friendship” is passed) and requiring the stewardship of the Chinese CCP in their march toward freedom in their own countries. The paternalism evident in the “friendship” is clear and plays into these racist, demeaning tropes, raising up a Chinese (rather than white) savior for African peoples in the face of Mao ZeDong.

 

These images are therefore interesting in the ways they evoke a sense of global POC solidarity against white-led imperialist forces from America and Europe, portray African leaders in a positive and noble light, generally work to show brotherhood between Chinese and African peoples, but then also plays to racist tropes like the “noble savage” trope and positions Africans and other POC in the developing world in solidarity but ultimately under Chinese CCP stewardship with a Chinese savior (Mao ZeDong) who “gets” their struggle, rather than a white one— but still a demeaning, paternalistic savior nonetheless.

 

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http://black-in-asia.com/post/71398835866/its-fascinating-looking-at-representations-of

 

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Man this Dr Edna Aden is a sly sly women. Can husbands file for divorce from their graves? I think such inquiry is suitable for abti egal

 

She's not a doctor, she was never the "Somalian first lady," and if I remember correctly, she left Egal while he was in prison.

 

I respect her work but she is an expert at self-promotion and quite unlikable.

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^^ Hmm interesting and pleasant.

 

I just watched one of her talks in brussels. She was like "don't push us towards terrorist, the pirates, al-qaeida..."

 

and "billions of dollars of tax-payer money are being wasted on Somalia... but do you realize its not going to work because the people of SomaliaAAAAAAA [great emphasis on the aaaa} do not want it to work. you cannot match the industry of terrorism that they have. you have been beaten my terrorist"

 

and lastly "recognize your failures, because it hasn't worked [in reference to international community's attempt of stabilizing Somalia... our system works"

 

-- a short snippet of her speech

 

ohhh and the way she takes great pride in the British colonial history and how the the great ol' monarch recognized Somaliland is cringeworthy. you can see the glow in her eyes when she talks about the brits

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She's not a doctor, she was never the "Somalian first lady," and if I remember correctly, she left Egal while he was in prison.

 

I respect her work but she is an expert at self-promotion and quite unlikable.

 

this is heinous.

 

you can't stand other woman being at the helm. that is disgusting.

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