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Somali Literature, Culture and Heritage

On 7 February 2017, the Rift Valley Forum and the Hargeysa Cultural Centre (HCC) hosted an evening of Somali Literature, Culture and Heritage to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the establishment of the HCC.

The HCC was established in 2014 by Redsea Foundation and the Rift Valley Institute with an aim to stimulate the revival of art and human expression among Somalis, including story-telling, poetry, drama, graphic art and photography, with a stress on engaging youth.

The HCC brought its platform for promoting the arts, heritage and culture to Nairobi where Kenyan-based poet Adhiambo Agoroh and renowned Somaliland singer Sahra Halgan performed.



Jama Musse Jama
Director, HCC


Adhiambo Agoro 

Sahra Halgan

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