My name is Muna Abdi and I was born in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, in 1970. I went to school there, apart from my first years when I was living with my grandparents. My grandparents were nomads living in central- Somalia, today’s Puntland.
When I was one and a half years old, my parents got divorced. So my mother brought me to her parents where I lived for some years. But when I was seven or eight years old, I had to go back to my father’s family in the capital.
In 1991 the Somali civil war reached the capital and I fled with my family to the neighbouring country Kenya. In September of the same year I came to Germany. I am living in Germany for 26 years now; I am a German citizen and I am the mother of four children, my youngest son is strongly disabled since birth.