Said Salah

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

Said Salah is a highly-esteemed playwright, poet, and educationalist who has used his skills as a writer to press for peace in his country. His famous play, Aqoon Iyo Afgarad (Knowledge and Understanding), was written in collaboration with other major Somali poets, including Hadraawi and the late Gaarriye and Musse Abdi Elmi.

Said’s work has received several awards; one of his songs, ‘Midwife’, was voted one of the top four in the United Nations International Year of the Child Children’s Song Contest; in 2005, he was awarded the Virginia McKnight Binger award for Human Service.

He lives in the United States.

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