About

NomadNet went online in 1993, back when I wrote HTML code in MS word and uploaded it to the server. It's original purpose was to publish outtakes from articles I was writing for The Village Voice, The New Republic, and other magazines. These outtakes were the Somalia-specific information that was too esoteric for American audiences, but the kind of stuff that Somalis in the diaspora were hungry for; minute details about the clan politics behind the conflict in Mogadishu. It was an adventure, as whatever I wrote was guaranteed to piss off one clan, sub-clan or another.  Articles were followed up with death threats and insults, and after a while I just figured that it wasn't worth the bother.

Eventually, as the internet became more universal and Somalis themselves went online, the site became redundant.  I left it as a resource, but haven't added any articles to it since the late 1990s.