My Bio

Boyah J. Farah is a refugee turned writer from Somalia whose works of nonfiction have been featured in The Guardian, Harvard Transition, Grub Daily, and Truthdig. A Judy Layzer Fellow, he is currently taking the Memoir Incubator at GrubStreet Creative Writing.

Between 1991 and 1992, he was in Somalia, where the angel of death attempted to take ownership of my life more than once, but he thinks that angel got tired of me as it left him alone so he can be a writer in the land of Lincoln. And he blames destiny for both of his successes as well as his failures.

The rigorous of writing is teaching me that patience is half of the sky. And I also learned that courage is the essence of writing.

Life is an undiscovered journey. If you stay the course and keep trying different paths, if you are lucky, you might uncover your true passion. Remember, higher percentage of luck comes from acting upon your intuitions coupled with hard work. Just be true to yourself and keep trying. He want things out of life: to write books and to build a school in Somalia.

The rigorous of writing is teaching me that patience is half of the sky. And I also learned that courage is the essence of writing.

Life is an undiscovered journey. If you stay the course and keep trying different paths, if you are lucky, you might uncover your true passion. Remember, higher percentage of luck comes from acting upon your intuitions coupled with hard work. Just be true to yourself and keep trying. He want things out of life: to write books and to build a school in Somalia.

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