Somali Oral Histories
The first ever exhibition examining the history of Somali migration to Tower Hamlets was hosted in March 2013. Produced by Idea Store in partnership with KAYD Somali Arts Culture, the exhibition draws on oral histories of influential and inspirational residents as well as the collections of Tower Hamlets Local History Library Archives to tell the story of the borough’s Somali history. These oral histories and new archives have been gathered for the archives during 2012-13 by Simeera Hassan as part of her heritage skills traineeship supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and The National Archives.
The exhibition was held at Oxford House 8 to 31March 2013
Oral histories of the Somali East End
From the collection of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
What are you first impressions of Tower Hamlets?
What changes have you seen in Tower Hamlets since moving here?
What are your impressions of housing in Tower Hamlets?
|Yurub Qalib Farah||[00:56]|
Did you have trouble finding employment? Did you have to change your carreer moving here?
|Abdilahi Adan Guiled||[01:55]|
|Yurub Qalib Farah||[04:30]|
What education did you have in Tower Hamlets?
|Abdilahi Adan Guiled||[01:00]|
How is the social life in Tower Hamlets?
|Yurub Qalib Farah||[00:20]|
Did you experience problems because of the language barrier?
How do you maintain your Somali culture living in London?
What was life like in Somalia?
|Ahmed Awad Yusuf||[02:01]|