Reflecting on her story so far.
Naima Mohamud is a natural born storyteller. She is also an award-winning film director with a dazzling smile and a ready laugh. Her short film Fatima won the main prize in Chicago’s International Children’s Film Festival and she was awarded the Children’s Educator of the Year prize this year in Finland. Mohamud also happens to be a Somali immigrant from a family of ten, a devout Muslim, a young woman with strong ideas who also happens to wear a headscarf and is my friend. We meet in a busy café, where over gelatos and coffee, Mohamud tells me her story, so far.