It is really nice to know people care about Somalia and to see you guys who have grown up outside of Somalia get a glimpse of Somalia pre war here. It is also nice to see people from all over the world interested to learn about Somalia and it’s past. There is so much to say about all the photos, the stories behind them, the people, the city of Mogadishu. It’s very limiting to do it here. I desperately want to but I think I am going to have to find another avenue (hopefully a book if I can find a publisher to tell EVERYTHING). I want to tell so much and I want you guys to be part of it and I want to do it in a way that it has not been done and from a Somali perspective in both Somali and English. It would be nice to have something physical away from the virtual we can share with our families, friends, everyone really. I care so much about Somalia and the way I’ve presented this blog I’ve done it in a way that it is accessible to all people. If you guys think its a good idea to have VintageSomalia in book form to take home let me know and I will work hard to make it happen and to bring VintageSomalia to a book store near you.
1986 #basketball #vintagesomalia
very grand and presidential
Somalia’s first President Aden Abdullah Osman Daar post independence
Somalis know the brutal price of civil war today. War has destroyed the country physically, economically, socially, and spiritually. The human cost, unspeakable.
I hope in our lifetime (God willingly) we can witness the day Somali children born in Somalia will have the same opportunities and chances in life as other kids in other parts of the world.
A Somali man with his boat in the coastal city of Barawa, Somalia.
Ph: Jim Alinder. Jim was a photography adviser to the Ministry of Information in Mogadishu, Somalia from 1964-1966.
Some time in 1983 in Baraawe, Shabeellah House, Somalia.
Mogadishu postcard pre-war #vintagesomalia