Culture and Customs of Somalia

Culture and Customs of Somalia

Book - 2001
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Somalia, the Horn of Africa nation, is finally recovering from recent wars and famine. Written by a native Somali, Culture and Customs of Somalia gives students and interested readers an in-depth look at the land and people, past and present. It is the only accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date general reference on this country. Somalia was once colonized by Europeans, but Abdullahi's superb survey, with its historical context, evokes a Somaliland from a Somali viewpoint.
Provides the only accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date general reference on the culture and customs of Somalia, written by a native Somali.

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Abdullahi, a native Somali and independent language consultant and translator, introduces the many aspects of Somali history and culture, including religion and intellectual traditions; literature, drama, and the media; art, architecture, and housing, cuisine and traditional dress; gender roles, marriage, and family; social customs and lifestyle; and music and dance. A few fuzzy but very authentic b&w photographs capture the flavor of the country. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Somalia.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780313313332
Branch Call Number: 967.7305 ABDUL
Characteristics: xix, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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