The Preface offers a historical overview of Somalia, a former English and Italian colony, of the years of Mogadishu's Amministrazione Fiduciaria, independence, Syad Barre's regime and the ensuing civil war producing an exodus of people living abroad, in diaspora. It also covers the biography of the dean of Somali letters Nuruddin Farah, eminent Anglophone writer and intellectual, obliged to live in exile since the times of Syad Barre's dictatorship.
|Title of host publication||Rifugiati: Voci della diaspora somala|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|