Forgiveness

If Ambaro’s son was murdered
And she knows that Ali’s family
had committed  this awful crime
Which they believe is leading them to hell

The families of Ali and Ambaro
Will be living in anguish and guilt.
The only solution to their problem
Is forgiveness and the opening of their hearts to each other

Their case seems just like our fragmented nation
The people of which hold grudges against one another and are divided in clan enclaves

Brothers and sisters forgive each other
Be forgiven and open your hearts to each other

In order to get fair government
And enormous strength of purpose
The Almighty can help you
To regain your self-respect

Brothers and sisters forgive each other
Be forgiven and open your hearts to each other

Let the blessings of heaven rain down
Earth sprout in prosperity
Then we shall dance together in peace
Folk pleasel forgive each other

Brothers and sisters forgive each other
Be forgiven and open your hearts to each other.


 
 


An Anger Ignited by deprived love

 Naima Robert's novel "From Somalia with Love" is really reflecting the ambivalent feeling of two different cultures of a Somali immigrant family that lives in the Western culture. The family of Ayan Dirie, the narrator of the story is in serious crisis as the result of two conflicting cultures, the one of where her parents come from and the culture of the country she is living. Robert’s Protagonist, is strong and intelligent teenager who is telling us that her strange father arrived from Somalia with strange cultural problem after his long absence.