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In Somalia, poetry is considered an artistic expression with the land in Somalia being sometimes called the “the land of the bards”. The country is known for their poetry and to embrace the power of spoken word. This is because part of Somalia’s long Islamic tradition, which discourages visual depiction of people. MIA recently opened “I am Somali” Aug. 19. The first major museum exhibition of work by contemporary Somali artist Hassan Nor, Aziz Osman and Ifrah Mansour. The title refers to one of Somalia’s best-known poems, Soomaali baan. ahay, or I am Somali.

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  1. Hannah Boardman on January 16th, 2018 5:47 pm

    I love the use of color in this alternative copy story. I also like how you interviewed an employee of the museum as a source. There could have been more quotes from people who came tot he museum to see the exhibit, but the quotes you do have are great. The pictures that you added really enhance the story and support your review.

  2. Aubrey Kelley on January 16th, 2018 11:45 pm

    I really like this alternative copy story. I think it was organized very well and looks very neat and organized. It is not overwhelming or busy because of the way the information is organized. I learned a lot and it provided me with a lot of information in a very compacted form. I really like the pictures, they make it interesting and more real than just the words would. It is interesting to look at as well as to read because you are learning by looking at pictures and minimal text!

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