Portrait photo of Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

Is a poet from Somalia/Somaliland who writes in Somali.

Caasha Lul Mohamad Yusuf is quickly emerging as one of the most exciting young poets living in the Somali diaspora.

Like all Somalis, Caasha grew up in a culture steeped in poetry and while she was young she started to compose her own poems. Her work began getting published on Somali websites in 2008 and, since then, she's rapidly garnered a great deal of praise for her ability to infuse her poetry with fresh imagery enlivened by telling details.

Caasha came to the UK in 1990 having fled the Somali Civil War. She now has three children and a steady job and a growing career as a poet.

Poems we've translated