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Looking Back To Somalia [8.4.2011]

Abdi Iftin, a regular diarist on The Story, tells of his mother and sister’s situation in Somalia as they try to survive the famine and fighting. People are moving back to the capital city, Mogadishu, despite the conflict there, because it is the only place they have hope of getting food. Abdi recalls that in 1992, there was another drought and famine and his baby sister died. Also in this episode: Guest host Alex Chadwick speaks with Somali writer Nurrudin Farah, who writes to "keep his country alive."And, an entry from a Ramadan journal by writer Kazim Ali.

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