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Poster celebrating the first anniversary of the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (Somali: Xisbiga Hantiwadaagga Kacaanka Soomaaliyeed — XHKS) in 1977.

Communist Manifesto translated into Somali

Despite Somalia’s two decade experiment with Socialism, The Communist Manifesto was never translated into Somali. But Abdiaziz Mahdi, a Hargeisa-based writer and translator decided to embark on the project, which will be published later this year.

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“Worker of the world unite!” this post reads, marking Labour Day in 1977. Siad Barre is depicted in this poster among the prophets of Communism. A Somali worker holds the Communist Manifesto in his hand in Italian translation.
President Idi Amin of Uganda watching Somalia’s anniversary of the revolution with Somalian President Siad Barre. (AP)
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