I am a 18 year old A Level student interested in politics; particularly in 'unconventional' politics. This is a realm that essentially strays away from the normative narrative within society and focuses on the subliminal - e.g. internalised racism, the hegemony of the west, identity (with these issues in fact serving as a de facto foundation upon which modern society is based). Being both British and Somali, I occasionally digress into a split between the two dialogues - notably favouring the latter. Thus, I have a keen interest in African politics/ideologies - specifically Somali and Tanzanian politics since they are my origins; and also because of the fact that western ideologies are largely anti-Africa in that they do not take into account the non-European experience. Nevertheless, I have completed an internship at my local MP's constituency office. I also undertook a 'shadowing' programme at the government's Department of Welfare & Pensions. I support CAAT and am a member of Amnesty International.
Political ideology in a sentence: theoretically - far left
Favourite political quote(s):
''Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.'' - Frantz Fanon
''...I did not know that people like me could exist in literature...what the discovery of African writers did for me was this: it saved me from having a single story of what books are... '' - Chimamanda Adichie
''...the thunderous, unbearable silence. War is not about sound at all. It is actually about silence.. the silence of humanity'' - Zainab Salbi