Hope and hatred in South Africa: an interview with Jonny Steinberg

Asad Abdullahi immigrated to South Africa from Somalia. Photo by Mandy de Waal.

Asad Abdullahi is standing in his uncle’s house in the Eastern Cape town of Uitenhage. A Somali who fled Mogadishu, after waking up to see his mother shot dead in front of him at the onset of the civil war when he was eight years old, Asad is now looking at another corpse.