Never Arrive is the journey of a Somali youngster who, at 16 years of age, leaves his familiar, yet oppressive, surroundings in search of a culture that tolerates his sexuality and passions. It is a first-hand chronicle of what it means for a male minor to cross half the African continent, including the vast Sahara Desert; then, risking everything at sea and finally reaching Malta after the third attempt.
Fast, honest, heart-breaking… This story is about the heartless smuggling of human beings, oppression and abuse, but also about dreams, growth and, most of all, freedom. This is Farah’s story.
Farah Abdullahi Abdi (b. 1995) is a Somali refugee, blogger, human-rights activist and author. He migrated to Malta from Kenya in 2012. In 2015 he was awarded the International Bremen Peace Award by the German NGO Stiftung die schwelle.