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The Pirates of Somalia

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Somali pirates captured the MV Faina in Nov. 2008

Thursday, we’re telling the story of Somalia’s  pirates. Our guest is Jay Bahadur, whose first real experience as a journalist came in 2008 when he traveled to that country to write about the world of modern-day buccaneers. The story he came back with is as intricate as it is interesting. It’s about the complicated political and social history of Somalia, about their tribal and clan system, and about how pirates live and the forces that brought them to this way of life. (Rebroadcast)

Jay Bahadur is the author of The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World  [Amazon | Indiebound]