My name is Hasan Adan and the intention of creating this blogsite was to convey my thoughts and expression of the world around me. I am an African particularly from Somalia who lives in the Uk. I write poetry, short stories and plays. I love studying about history primarily African history as its been the most suppressed and whose history and legacies have been stolen, abused and whose children woefully ignore. In the field of history my influences are Dr. Cheik Anta Diop, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr Yosef Ben Jochannan and many more. In relation to writing my biggest influences are Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston and many more writers. I cite these individuals because growing up I wasn’t conscious of the importance of seeing people who look like me and whose struggles were similar to mine and how important it is to honor and cherish our people and our collective history.