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Professor Gary R. Bunt

‘Killed by injustice’: The hanging of a British Somali

BBC News, ‘Killed by injustice’: The hanging of a British Somali

I've included this as a piece of digital story-telling, with links to Cardiff's Muslim community: "Safia Mohamed was amazed to discover that one of the last men hanged in Wales was a Somali like her. Most British Somalis arrived after 1990 and Safia never imagined they had been around for more than 100 years. The story of Mahmood Mattan, as she dug in to it, also told a bigger story about Somali sailors in the UK and the racial prejudice they faced. "

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