Ayaan Badan fiction book presents the history of a Somali girl called Sahra. She was living with her family as pastoralist. Sahra eventually run away from the nomadic life and seeks a better life in Bosaso. From the beginning Sahra works as house-maid. After marriage Sahra becomes one of the richest women in Bosaso. That is why the books title is “The fortunate girl” or Ayaan badan.
A drought strikes southaren Somalia. The nomads became internal displaces refugees in Jilib. Bilay was the eldest douther to the family. Her father sends her to live with her aunt in Kismayo. Bilay works hard for her autnts big family. She eventually come with an idea to sell tomatos in the market. She gradually becomes a successful business woman. The book is meant to create hope and confidence with readers. That is why the books title is “The Goodness of Bilaay