Abdifatah Farah

 

Abdifatah Farah “Abdi Phenomenal” is an award-winning Somali Poet, Playwright, Creative Director whose work explores the misplaced displaced and replaced stories of the African Diaspora. Abdi’s mixture of poetry, prose, and dramatic monologues deal with strength and vulnerability, movement and migration.He was featured artist at the White House, Somalia: A Nation Of Poets, Bush Foundation, Bushcon, Minneapolis Arts Institute, De Paul University “SJP, Weisman Arts Museum, Global Stories in Copenhagen Denmark where he led the Danish Somali Storytelling Project which developed into I AM ALSO SOMALIA and currently touring Scandinavia. His past pas works include produced in Minneapolis, dubbed, “Disarmed, but Dangerous” 2010. “Concerning Our Lives” 2012 and revived Art Share Arts Residence for “The Chronicles Of The Diaspora” (2015) “Siyaasada Maanta” The Politics Of Today” which premiered at The Southern Theatre in Minneapolis in 2017. Abdis current project Somalia: A Nation Of Poets airs on TPT Channel regularly.Abdi served on the board of Made Here of Hennepin Theatre Trust, which helped reinvent storefront windows of downtown business, by partnering with diverse artists in Minneapolis. In 2015, He was appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve on the Minneapolis Arts Commission to advocate for arts related issues the city of Minneapolis.

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