WOA give you a list of three things you could do for everyday of the working week. There’s no need for you to suffer the Monday Blues: An evening meal at a restaurant you’ve never been to; tickets to the latest shows; or a podcast candidly exploring topical affairs will help you get through your nine-to-five. Read on to find out what we suggest for you to do today.

Attend – Mogadishu: Memory, Politics and ReturnHigh angle view of buildings on the beach, Mogadishu, SomaliaFor those who left Somalia, what does Mogadishu mean today? And what does a Somali transnational politics look like? From London, we explore the experience of the diaspora, the politics of transnationalism, and the challenges of return. With journalist Andrew Harding, activist Adam Matan, and academics Idil Osman and Giulia Liberatore.

This event will launch the book The Mayor of Mogadishu by Andrew Harding, published by Hurst, September 2016. An ‘uplifting story of survival, and a compelling examination of what it means to lose a country and then to reclaim it’ it tells the story of Mohamud ‘Tarzan’ Nur, who after spending twenty years in north London, returned to Mogadishu to become Mayor.

Mogadishu: Memory, Politics and Return
Tuesday 9 September 2016
7pm – 8:30pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre,
SOAS, University of London
Russell Square
Booking required.

Eat/ Drink – Shaka Zulu
9381ce4c95dd90d56f5e9d89ed5ff5e1_1024Shaka Zulu, London’s largest South African restaurant, opened its doors in August 2010 with a special royal blessing from the Zulu King, HRH Goodwill Zwelithini. Set over a groundbreaking 27,000 sq ft in The Stables Market, Camden this spectacular two floor restaurant, bar and club offers amazing food, drinks, live music, dancing and daytime family entertainment.

Why not grab a late lunch or early evening drinks with some friends and enjoy the African decor.

Shaka Zulu
Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road
Opening Times: 12pm – 12am
Tel: 0203 376 9911

Watch/ Listen – Music does not discriminate by Chi-Chi
maxresdefaultChi Chi Nwanoku speaks at a 2015 TEDx event in London.

Chi-Chi Nwanoku MBE is the Founder, Artistic Director of Chineke!, Europe’s first classical orchestra of Black and Ethnic Minority musicians and is also the Principal Double bassist and founder of the Orchestra of the Age of Entertainment. Chi-chi is a professor of Double Bass History Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and was made a Fellow there in 1998.

Chi-chi gracefully opened the TEDxEuston 2015 stage. She declared we are all born musicians; everyone of us has a heartbeat connected to something. It was a privilege for the audience to hear her personal journey through her early introduction to music and her experiences as a black women in the classical music industry. She narrates how she is fighting the good fight to bring diversity to the classical world and encourages the audience to “Never be afraid of a challenge.”

Music does not discriminate.


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