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The Sea-Migrations

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* A very famous 'chain' of poems composed by many leading Somali poets in the late 70's and early 80's that were highly critical of the military regime of Siad Barre. The chain was inaugerated by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye' and Ibraahim Warsame 'Hadraawi', both of whom received death threats from the regime as a result. Hadraawi's 'Clarity', translated by W N Herbert and Said Jama Hussein, is dedicated to Gaarriye.

* A very famous 'chain' of poems composed by many leading Somali poets in the late 70's and early 80's that were highly critical of the military regime of Siad Barre. Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye' was one of those poets. He received death threats from the regime as a result, as did many other poets who contributed to the chain.

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