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Old 07-23-2019, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Sage Rat View Post
I have no way of knowing (short of emailing the author) but, given that they're giving quotes from her that are conversational, I would assume that they interviewed her and that she's their source for the information. They have simply compressed down the conversation to be more readable.

She's 36. Assuming that her grandfather is 40ish years older than her and probably wouldn't get into all that high of a position until he was past 40, that would have him start being eligible for the role around 1983 (?). Barre was ousted in 1991. The Isaaq Genocide was undertaken in the 1987 to 1989 period. Her grandfather might have been 44-46 years old during that period - which sounds about right.
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