After hearing about Filipino myths from my friend, I realized that I didn’t know much about that side of Somali. I didn’t know pre-islamic Somalia or the royal family or the myths that were passed down from father to daughter and grandmother to grandson. I have the story of Dhegdheer – a long eared woman whoContinue reading “Somalinimo Till I Dhimo”
I was invited to write something for The MNT when it first started and at first, I had pitched something that was very different from the finished product. It was a very difficult process. I had hit an intense writer’s block and the deadline was fast approaching. Around this time, I had already started toContinue reading “The MNT #3 – April 2017 – Criticizing Comics While Black by Ardo Omer”
This seems to be the song everyone is using lately to celebrate an accomplishment. I have a short comic in Toronto Comics: Osgoode As Gold with artist Katherine Olenic and the anthology was nominated for the 2019 Gene Day Award for Independent Press Anthology Collections. It’s part of the overall Joe Shuster Awards and thereContinue reading “Osgoode As Gold nominated for an award!”
So Room Magazine named me an emerging Black writer to look out for and other talented Black women are also featured on the list. “We Got Next: Emerging Black Writers You Should Be Paying Attention To” I mentioned to a friend a few days ago that it felt surreal being on that list. It wasContinue reading “Black Futures Month”
Thoughts on Ausma Zehanat Khan’s The Unquiet Dead and Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning.