Maxamed Xasan 'Alto'
Maxamed Xasan 'Alto' was born in 1960. He studied in Somalia and Soviet Union and has an MA in Journalism. Since 2004 he has been a teacher in Somali language at SOAS London. He is a writer and freelance journalist and has published and edited many books in Somali language. He has worked closely with Dr Martin Orwin on a number of Somali poetry translation and is closely involved with the Poetry Translation Centre.
Poems translated by Maxamed Xasan 'Alto'
- A to Z
- Death of a Princess
- Don’t Strike Against the Soil!
- Eyes Brimming with Beauty
- Never Forget!
- Passing Cloud
- Sipping a Little Knowledge Could Create Hardship
- The Sea-Migrations
- The Speech of Our Language
- The Writer's Rights
- Ugh! Television is Disgusting
- You Understand
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