Somali Project Event highlighting FGM

Somali Project Ahmed2FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) a sensitive subject but one that is more easily discussed and addressed in recent years.

One organisation dealing with these issues is the Somali Project, based here in Birmingham and I was pleased to attend part of a great event in Birmingham today featuring, amongst many other things, the artwork of Ahmed Magare, a talented artist, poet and writer and a member of Writers Without Borders.

The culmination of six months’ work went on show to great fanfare and applause and quite rightly so. Five pieces of art that tell the story of many aspects of the practice of FGM and its effects on individuals and their community.

Somali Project painting 1P1 notesWith so much in each of the one and a half meter square pieces of work, they are things to be studied and absorbed; the only thing you will not get from the photographs here are the scents and smells from the extensive use of spice and other fragrant elements that exude from the work as you stand and admire its depth and vitality.

Somali Project painting 2P2 notes

You can click on the images to see them more closely.





Somali Project painting 3P3 notes

Somali Project painting 4P4 notes






Somali Project painting 5P5 notes

Somali Project painting close up

A close up from painting No. 2, so much to see.

Oh yes, there was wonderful food too.Somali Project general2

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About David Rollason

I am a writer, creative, inventive, observant, but the results are for you the reader to decide. There are things in my head constantly that I need to get out and into a readable form and this for now is my preferred medium. I am a simple being with complex workings. I am a complex being with simple logic. I am really just..... me.
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1 Response to Somali Project Event highlighting FGM

  1. Alex says:

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