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Abdi Mahad

Abdi Mahad, co-founder of Diverse Voices Press, an independent publishing company located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, is dedicated to promoting inclusivity through literature. His primary goal is to publish books that amplify the voices of underrepresented communities. Mahad holds a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), a master’s degree in Computer Science, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Additionally, he created the first Somali curriculum in the state and has authored various works, including The ABCs of Affirmations, Classic Somali Folktales, and others.

Recent & Notable Works

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Learn Shapes with MeIla Baro Qaababka, Somali-English (forthcoming from Diverse Voices Press)

Learn Numbers with MeIla Baro Lambarada, Somali-English (forthcoming from Diverse Voices Press)

Learn Colors with MeIla Baro Midabbada, Somali-English (Diverse Voices Press, 2023)

Dhiirogelinta Dhallaanka Ee ABC-Da: Ku Caawi Caruurta Wax Walba Oo Ay Noqon Karaan (The ABC’s of Affirmations: Help Kids Be All They Can Be in Somali) (Diverse Voices Press, 2022)

Somali Folktales for Children (Diverse Voices Press, 2022)

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