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Anglo-Somali Society Meeting, Monday 22 October 2018



Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG


As usual our October meeting is a part of the Somali Week Festival at Oxford House. See for an update of the week’s programme. The trailer for the whole festival

is at


The venue is about 5/10 mins walk from Bethnal Green station on the Central Line,  one stop from Liverpool Street. Go west along Bethnal Green Rd.  Derbyshire St. is the 7th turning on the left.




5.30 – 6.00 pm     Arrival in the Theatre.

No admission charge.

No need to book in advance.



6.00pm   Lecture:   Somali Women, the Diaspora and Resilience


by Dr. Joanna Lewis


Joanna is Associate Professor in International History at LSE and has specialised in the history of encounters between Britain and Africa since the 19C. She holds a PhD from Cambridge University where she became a junior fellow at Churchill College. She has  held lectureships at a number of universities including  SOAS. At Durham and LSE she set up the first  courses in the history of the British Empire and in African History.  In January 2018 her second monograph, Empire of Sentiment, was published by Cambridge University Press.


Currently Joanna is working at the LSE on a research project funded by the Institute of Global Affairs to investigate how refugees forced to flee from conflict, from 1990, survived the trauma of dislocation, rebuilt or remade new lives in London, and then turned their attention to helping the homeland. This will be the subject of her talk followed by questions and a lively discussion with the audience.



7.30 pm     Close


Future Meetings: 


20 February 2019,  5.30pm for 6pm

( Indian YMCA, Fitzroy Square, W1T 6AQ)