Abdi Latif Ega is a writer  and a long-time resident of Harlem. He self identifies as an African-American originally from Somalia. In keeping with Abdi Latif's wishes this is a fully unedited conversation.

Abdi Latif loves and plays jazz that he studied in the late eighties and early nineties. He has had an abiding love affair for the history, literature and research of the new world African, and is heavily influenced by writers of African decent from all corners of the world, and follows in the their tradition of speaking truth to power. Guban is the first novel in a series of novels on the Horn and specifically Somalia, from the medieval times to the present. After seven years Guban is now available in Somali. 

Currently Abdi Latif is also working on publishing a book of essays.

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