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My Story
Nasra Abubakar
SomaliaGALLERYCONVERSATION
I am different from my mother because she was a camel girl, meaning when she was young she took care of camels in the forest.
About my husband. We fell in love and dated for almost three years before we got married. He is young, shy, handsome, kind, and gentle. He never raises his voice, and we have never fought.
Of course, I am not so very different from other wives in my community. I have to wake up early, make breakfast, and prepare my husband’s bath and his clothes, making sure he is well fed, bathed, and dressed. After work no matter what, I have to come home before him, cook a fresh, warm dinner, prepare his bedding and his bath, and do the rest of the chores.
Do not forget, I also have a baby who needs my care and attention. With few exceptions, husbands in my community don’t change diapers or bathe babies.
I went to school and didn’t have to take care of animals. My mother would never have dreamt of going to university, but I earned a diploma in armed conflict at the University of Nairobi.

About my husband. We fell in love and dated for almost three years before we got married. He is young, shy, handsome, kind, and gentle. He never raises his voice, and we have never fought. Of course we disagree, but we try to sort out our differences without annoying each other. On the other hand, I am very talkative compared with him; I do all the talking and he does most of the listening.

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