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Somaliland Circus: Twisting, Tumbling, Teaching

They perform feats that can be nerve-wracking simply to watch – building human pyramids high into the air, leap-frogging over one another, and tumbling down long mats at high speed. But it’s all in a day’s work, or practice, for young Somaliland performers like 14-year-old Ahmed Yassin. “I like it because it builds your body, you become active, and you stay away from drugs,” said Yassin. It may not be a circus in the traditional sense, but Yassin and other young people have been...

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