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Award for Hadraawi

Maxamed Ibrahim WarsameThe poet Maxamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’, has been awarded the Prince Claus Award. The award was presented to Hadraawi at a ceremony in Hargeisa on 17 April by Joost Reintjes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Kenya. In her opening speech, Somaliland Education Minister Zamzam Abdi Aden said: ‘We are all students of Hadraawi when it comes to his struggle for social justice and humanity.’ A new volume of Hadraawi’s verse—Hadraawi: The Man and the Poet: Vol. 1—has been co-published by Kayd Somali Art and Youth Entertainment, and the Redsea Cultural Foundation.

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