by Nasiim Abdi
S is for Somaal
The oldest form of work for Somali families, milking livestock for trading and business.
O is for Onkod
The thunder that chases the livestock before rain, but will make their lives a lot better.
M is for Maghreb
The call for prayer at sunset that also means working hours are over.
A is for Aroos
The wedding where the entire neighbourhood is welcomed, including the animals.
L is a for Lascaanood
The Somali city known for its rich livestock and successful tanning industry.
I is for Ilays
That light provided by the moon and the stars at night when families have their dinner under the trees in the fresh breeze.
This is Nasiim Abdi. Reporting from Wellington City, New Zealand. Used to report from Somalia and then Ethiopia. Mission has been shifted to New Zealand late 2007. Process is currently undergoing. Mission will be accomplished shortly.