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A nation of poets: Part 1 of video series with K'naan and Bono Add to ...

On Sept. 10, The Globe and Mail hosted a panel discussion on the global response to famine in Somalia, featuring ONE co-founder Bono and Somali-Canadian musician K'naan.

In Part 1 of our video series, K'naan explains to Bono and Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse how he grew up under the "governance of poetry", and how that ethos remains despite crippling war and famine.

Watch the rest of this video series:

Part 2: Working with militants
Part 3: The blanket and pillow of war
Part 4: How Somalia views Canada and the world
Part 5: Celebrity's spotlight shines on Somalia
Part 6: What can be done next

More from The Globe and Mail on the crisis in the Horn of Africa

How to help: Relief organizations active in East Africa

Full story: K'naan, Bono lend their voices to Somalia aid call

Report from Mogadishu: At Banadir hospital, death stalks Somali children

In-depth: Read our full coverage at tgam.ca/famine