Government by Magic Spell
In 'Government by Magic Spell' by Somali writer Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi, a young woman is possessed by a jinni, but this soon leads her to a uniquely powerful position in state government. A satirical parable of power and corruption.
The third in our series of contemporary stories from the Horn of Africa - Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Read by Yusra Wasrama
Produced by Emma Harding
About the author: Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi is a Somali feminist writer.