Books by This Author

When I Get Older: The Story behind "Wavin' Flag"

K'NAAN holding a guitar as a child
Illustrated by: Rudy Gutierrez
Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: In his first book for children, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K'NAAN tells his own story. Born Keinan Abdi Warsame in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu. His grandfather was a renowned poet who passed on his love of words to his grandson. When the Somali Civil War began in 1991, K'NAAN was just thirteen. His mother made the difficult decision to move her family so that they could grow up in safety.