portrait of Maxamed Xasan ‘Alto’

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’