Queen Araweelo

mumm

Mum as a teenager in a pre-war Somalia, circa 1986

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Me and her. 2016

Nomads wander in search of hope, and the wandering creates the hope they search for. They uproot their families to answer the distant call of greener pastures. They explore before they settle down. And they are never afraid of packing up again because they know how to erect a hut and how to saddle a camel. They know how to brace themselves for the tedious journey across deserts and through the cover of nightfall that can stretch for many weeks.They carry their homes in their hearts, and because of that they find belonging wherever they go.

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