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African-Australian literary production : Misky Hajji launches her new book “Waves”‘

by  Africa Media Australia

The literary scene in Victoria witnessed a vibrant celebration as esteemed guests gathered to commemorate the launch of ‘Waves’, a captivating literary work authored by the talented Somali-Australian  Misky Hajji. The event, held recently, served as a testament to the growing influence of young African voices in literature and the strong sense of community support.

The book launch attracted a diverse audience, including representatives from various segments of the community, with a notable presence of enthusiastic young individuals. Their presence underscored the significance of amplifying fresh perspectives in contemporary literature.


The event was graced by the esteemed presence of members of the Victorian Parliament, adding an air of official recognition to the occasion. David Southwick MP and Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, along with Councillors Anab Mohamud and Rose Iser, extended their support, emphasising the importance of fostering literary talent and cultural diversity within the community.



A particularly heartening aspect of the gathering was the strong showing of solidarity from the Somali community in Victoria. Their presence not only highlighted the cultural richness of the state of Victoria,  but also underscored the importance of representation and inclusivity within the literary landscape.

Speaking on the occasion, Misky Hajji expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support received from the community. She shared her journey as an emerging author and scholar, highlighting the inspiration behind ‘Waves’ and the significance of storytelling in fostering empathy and understanding.

The ‘Waves’ book launch was not merely a celebration of literary accomplishment but also served as a rallying point for unity and collaboration within the community. As the applause resonated through the venue, it was evident that Misky’s work had succeeded in making waves not only in the literary world but also in the hearts of those who had gathered to celebrate her success.



As the evening drew to a close, attendees departed with a renewed sense of appreciation for the power of storytelling to bridge divides and foster a sense of belonging. The launch of ‘Waves’ marks a significant milestone in Misky Hajji’s literary journey and serves as an inspiring example of the transformative potential of young voices in shaping our collective narrative.


Alex Nyembo