I’m so excited to share this episode with you guys, i love to read new books and had the chance to read a book called Amilah by a young Somali American sister named Halima Hagi-Mohamed. Halima was born in Nairobi, Kenya to Somali parents. She has been writing since the age of twelve. She got her start on story sharing site, Wattpad. From there she began creating stories for Facebook with her sister. She enjoys reading and writing. ‘Amilah’ is her first book.
I can honestly say that every story in this book was not only enjoyable but also extremely relatable as a Somali women, each story shared a different fabric of our community, but other communities of diasporas like ourselves could very easily relate to these stories whether they are from, Arab, South or East Asia, other Africans etc.
It was so much fun speaking Halima about
- How she got started as a writer
- We talked about some of the stories in her book, as well as the characters.
- The Role her religion and culture plays in her book.
- Tips she has for other young authors
- What role family support played in her self-publishing
- Where you can find Halima online and more importantly where can you get copy of her book.
Here’s the link for Amilah on Amazon and Kindle:
Halima’s social media links are:
Direct Listen Links:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2ni1THV