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Awale Ahmed


Awale Ahmed is a multilingual writer and storyteller who shares stories through poetry. Born in Somalia, he grew up in the Middle East and recently migrated to Australia. He firmly believes that artists are the true guardians of our creativity, childhood spirit and imagination. An advocate for social justice and refugee rights, he believes in the power of sharing the human experience and spreading joy and happiness to others.

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