The Speakeasier: Ramadan Reflections with Mohamed Mohamed
Updated: Apr 13, 2021
Mohamed Mohamed, a British-Somali poet and football coach from south London, moved to London when he was a child to flee civil war in Somalia. In December 2019, he was commissioned by the Museum of London to make a film capturing the capital at the only time it ever fell silent - on Christmas morning. That was, of course, until the Covid-19 crisis struck just weeks later.
This episode explores what life has been like for a practicing Muslim man living through a Ramadan like no other - in lockdown away from family and friends. Mohamed shares his reflections of the religious holiday, explains what it’s all about, and puts his words into the poetry that he writes and performs so well.
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