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Winter 2012

Winter 2012

The Horn's Dilemma

Volume 88, Number 1

The Horn’s Dilemma: Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Dadaab, Nairobi, & Arusha

  • Jason Florio on facing Mogadishu
  • Tom Sleigh on Somalian refugees in Nairobi
  • Major Jackson’s poems on the Dadaab Refugee Camp
  • Tyler Stiem on Somalia’s struggle toward a democratic future
  • Elliott D. Woods on the Egyptian revolution
  • Anthony Ham on the Libyan revolution
  • Fiction by Daniel Alarcón and Ru Freeman
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Winter 2012, The Horn’s Dilemma

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The Road to Revolution

No one—neither Libyans nor those of who claimed to know Libya well—saw the second revolution coming. For Libyans these daily conversations were a means of moral survival; they never truly believed that the changes of which they dreamt would ever come to pass.

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Author Profiles

Major Jackson is the author of six books of poetry, including Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems (Norton, 2023), The Absurd Man (Norton, 2020), Roll Deep (Norton, 2015), Holding Company

Tom Sleigh most recent volume of poetry is Space Walk. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College. His essay “The Deeds,” from the Summer 2008 issue of VQR, was selected for Best American Travel Writing 2009.