tahribMany die in their attempts to reach the West, but Geeldoon lived to tell the tale. Since his safe return to Somaliland, he has set up a local organization to warn others of the dangers of tahriib (unregulated emigration) and encourage young people to build their futures at home instead.

We Kissed the Ground | Carrada Ayaan Dhunkannay offers the most extensive available account of tahriib and the brutal world of people trafficking.