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KNaan

Frederic P. Miller

Published July 31st 2010
ISBN : 9786131840555
Paperback
92 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Knaan, born Keinan Abdi Warsame is a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer and instrumentalist. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Knaan spent his childhood in Mogadishu and lived there during the Somali CivilMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Knaan, born Keinan Abdi Warsame is a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer and instrumentalist. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Knaan spent his childhood in Mogadishu and lived there during the Somali Civil War, which began in 1991. His aunt, Magool, was one of Somalias most famous singers. Knaans grandfather, Haji Mohamed, was a poet. He is Muslim, and his name, Keinan, means traveler in the Somali language. He spent the early years of his life listening to the hip-hop records sent to him from America by his father, who had left Somalia earlier. When he was 13, Knaan, his mother, and his three siblings, older brother, Libann, and younger sisters naciimo, Sagal were able to leave their homeland and join relatives in Harlem, where they stayed briefly before moving to the Toronto, Ontario neighbourhood of Rexdale, where there was a large Somali Canadian community.