November 12, 2006
I met Mr Jibril at the meeting to save the Newington reference library. I received this email last night:
i am very happy the last meeting concerning on the survivalof newtion library of wolwarth libraray,especially iam a chair of somali support group based on rockingham communty center,and iam cery worriedon students of age 8 up to 18 years students who havent got any books in the libraray, and also the books of black and minrity groups espically on somali language who havent got any libraraies or all southwark school and lost language ,if you have any help for lost languages like somali langauge.
please mr.tim help us for the lost lanaguage on somali script and getting help for funding on Somali language books.or revitlasing somali language.
mr/ A. jibril."
This is a generation of children who need books in their own language and about their own country. Are there any publishers, distributors, librarians, booksellers, authors, politicians who can help? I have asked Abdul Jibril to keep in contact. Tim
Posted by Perkins at November 12, 2006 10:35 AM
I would have far more sympathy for ex-residents of Somaliland if I was not beset by ongoing breaches of copyright by websites for Somaliland refugees.
If they have no respect for my copyright I expect that they would act in a similar manner with publishers material.
Piracy of images and data might be a minor matter in the larger context of world events, but something which I for one take very seriously.
Posted by: Clive Keeble at November 13, 2006 8:34 AM
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Posted by: Rebecca Passick at November 13, 2006 4:04 PM
We need more- this is a bit like saying that English Literature ends at Janet and John. That's not Milet's fault, it's what they do, but I hope there are some others. Please forgive my ignorance.
Posted by: Tim at November 14, 2006 4:27 PM
I don't know if you're still looking but have a look at http://www.scansom.com
Posted by: Christian at September 6, 2007 3:09 AM
"I would have far more sympathy for ex-residents of Somaliland if I was not beset by ongoing breaches of copyright by websites for Somaliland refugees."
Hi I just stumbled upon site and was taken aback by that comment. Im a Somali and Photographer and I wanted to just say copyright breach is an internet phenomenon and its not just Somali's That are guilty of it. I find that putting a tag across the image helps in stopping people taking it.
Posted by: zeyneb hassan at December 4, 2008 1:10 PM