Portrait photo of Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi

Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi

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

Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi is a traditional poet whose work addresses a range of social and political issues. He is renowned for the creation of the ‘Saar' rhythmic poetry form. Born in Las-Anod, Jama became a prominent poet throughout the Somali region and one of the few poets who compose and perform this form of art.

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