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Beloved Somali Poet-Playwright Gunned Down
Warsame Shire Awale, a popular poet, playwright and songwriter who was a fixture of Somali culture for three decades, was murdered by gunmen near his Mogadishu home. He had received a number of death threats following his radio plays criticizing and mocking the violent Islamist militia Al-Shabab.
Posted October 31, 2012 12:45 AM
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