Boyah J. Farah’s writing has been featured in The Guardian, Harvard Transition, Scheer Intelligence at KCRW, Grub Daily and Truthdig. He is the winner of Salon‘s best essay of 2017. His essays have also appeared in Harvard’s Kennedy School Review, Pangyrus magazine, and The Huffington Post. A Judy Layzer Fellow, he took the Memoir Incubator at GrubStreet Creative Writing. He has appeared on NPR, KCRW, WGBH and at Boston College, Belmont Hill school, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Book Festival, the Boston Poetry Festival, Umass Boston, Facing History and Ourselves and many other institutions and organizations. Boyah has a master degree and he, in fact, is a publicist’s dream.
Recently, he founded the Abaadi School in Garowe, Somalia, which offers instruction in English, Math and Science to boys and girls ages 13-24. The school is expanding rapidly and has attracted some interest locally.