ISBN 9781912450206
Pages 24
Dimensions 203 x 203mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2019
Publisher Salaam Publishing, UK
Format Paperback

Samad in the Desert: English-Oromo Bilingual Edition

Saamaad Gammoojjii Keessa

by Mohammed Umar

Samad loved to go out. His dream was to spend a whole day in the desert and swim in the oasis. Follow Samad as he embarked on this adventure where he made wonderful friends and amazing discoveries. Going into a desert has never been so much fun.

Saamaad gadi ba’ee deemuu baay’isee jaalata ture. Abjuun isaa guyyaa guutuu gammoojjii keessa ooluu, fi eela keessa bishaan daakuu ture. Adeemsa isaa hiriyoota babbareedan horachaa argannoo nama ajaa’ibsiisu argachaa jiru irratti Saamaadiin faana deemi. Gara gammoojjii deemuun akka ammaa kanatti nama gammachiisee hin beeku.

A bilingual edition of this book is available in the following languages: Acholi, Afrikaans, Amharic, Bemba, Chichewa, Fulfulde, Gikuyu, Hausa, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Luganda, Nyanja, Oromo, Sesotho, Shona, Swahili, Tigrinya, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu.

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About the Author

Mohammed Umar

Mohammed Umar was born in Azare in Nigeria’s Bauchi State. He studied political science at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He then graduated with an M.A. in journalism from Moscow State University (1991) and M.A. in political economy from Middlesex University, UK (1996). Mohammed Umar served as a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2009 and he was the winner of the Muslim News Award for Excellence in Arts in 2010. He lives in London.