ISBN 9780857422385,The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper

The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper


Seagull Books



Seagull Books

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780857422385

ISBN-10 0857422383


Number of Pages 96 Pages
Language (English)


In this first collection of poetry by critically acclaimed writer Abdourahman A. Waberi, we the readers can drink in Djibouti's compelling landscape--'desert furrows of fire', 'mute foliage of cactus', 'yellow chameleon sky'--to better understand this tiny country strategically located in the Horn of Africa. Waberi's poems take us to spaces where nomadic words live--in exile, in the muezzin's call, in a place where morning dew is 'sucked up by the eye of the sun--black often, pink from time to time'.
Waberi's voice is intelligent as well as ironic, and always appealing. He strongly condemns the civil wars that have plagued the East African region. His is a message of tolerance, and we find in this compact volume, living side by side, a rosary for the treasures of Timbuktu, destroyed by Islamic extremists, and a poem dedicated to Edmond Jabes, the Jewish writer and poet born in Cairo