Toronto, 22 June 2009 — Mustafa is in Grade 7 at Nelson Mandela Park Public School in Regent Park. This poem, “A Single Rose,” earned him a standing ovation at the Hot Docs film festival.

Mustafa is a Somali kid from Toronto.

Video Randy Risling, Tara Walton. (June 5, 2009)


  1. Brother Ahmed,

    Congratulations on being spoken word of artist. you are agreat example to the rest of us who some times struggle to turn their daily dreams in to reality in this challenging world.

    May allah bless u,

    Hargeisa, Somaliland

  2. i cant contain my happy when i ever heard a somali person wether be a young or not doing a good thing like this so mr mustafe im telling you to proceed your strugle