This event is being held on Sunday 2nd September 2012, 6pm at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG, London.
Gaarriye left Somaliland last September, where he lectured at University of Hargeysa and Amoud to teach Somali language and literature as a visiting scholar in Norway. Sadly, he suddenly fell ill and was hospitalised in Oslo where he still remains under intensive medication.
The initiator of the famous Poetic Combat Chain better known as “DEELLEY” and author of “HAGARLAAWE”, Gaarriye’s eminence as an established poet is known among Somali speaking communities and is celebrated in Somali region. His contributions to Somali literature and culture as a poet, scholar, liberal thinker and social personality over the past three gruesome decades are well recognised. Equally appreciated in no smaller measure are his indefatigable advocacy of human rights, freedom of thought and expression, and his vehement hatred of all forms of human degradation so brilliantly articulated in his poetry. In this regard, his master pieces on ‘Nuclear Weapons’.. ‘Nelson Mandela’.. ‘Watergate’.. ‘Zimbabwe’ readily spring to the mind.
In this event some of his close friends and admirers of his works academicians of reputable stature, who worked with Gaarriye such as W N Herbert, Mahamed Hassan “ Alto” , Sheikh Mahamoud Sheekh Dalmar, Jama Musse Jama, Rashid Sheikh Abdilahi, will address the meeting highlighting some of the captivating beauty of his fabulous art.
We hope to see you Sunday 2ndSeptember 2012, 6pm at Oxford House, Derbyshire street, E2 6HG, London
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