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  • Publisher : The Red Sea Press
  • Release : 09 August 1998
  • ISBN : 1569021031
  • Page : 174 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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This collection of essays based on first-hand anthropological field research spanning many years, brings together in a single volume the author's collected material on characteristics of popular Islam amongst the Somali of the Horn of Africa. Rigorous, outspoken, and backing his arguments with reflections based on a lifetime of research and scholarship, Lewis makes a major contribution to understanding the place and role of religion in Somali society.


Saints and Somalis

Saints and Somalis
  • Author : I. M. Lewis
  • Publisher : The Red Sea Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 1569021031
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This collection of essays based on first-hand anthropological field research spanning many years, brings together in a single volume the author's collected material on characteristics of popular Islam amongst the Somali of the Horn of Africa. Rigorous, outspoken, and backing his arguments with reflections based on a lifetime of research and scholarship, Lewis makes a major contribution to understanding the place and role of religion in Somali society.


  • Author : Susan M. Hassig,Zawiah Abdul Latif
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 0761420827

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Somalia"--Provided by publisher.

Keeping Hope Alive

Keeping Hope Alive
  • Author : Hawa Abdi
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • ISBN : 9781455599295
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The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced people located a few miles from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia. Since 1991, when the Somali government collapsed, famine struck, and aid groups fled, she has dedicated herself to providing help for people

British Somaliland

British Somaliland
  • Author : Brock Millman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-04
  • ISBN : 9781317975441
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British Somaliland provides a history of the administration of the British Somaliland Protectorate from the time when Somaliland first became governable, following the defeat of Abdullah Hassan, to independence. Describing the interplay between general imperial policies, and greater realities and developments in Somaliland, the focus of the book remains on the mechanism by which the Protectorate was operated. The regime that developed was, in the end, a highly autocratic despotism, generally benign but occasionally predatory. Independence, when it arrived, was,

Peace Clan

Peace Clan
  • Author : Peter M. Sensenig
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781498231022

What happens when North American Mennonite Christians arrive in Islamic Somalia? The answer, according to Peter Sensenig, is that something new emerges: a peace clan. From the first schools and medical work in the 1950s up to the educational partnerships of the present day, Somalis and Mennonites formed a surprising friendship that defied conventional labels. Peace Clan is the story of two deeply traditional communities as they encounter change. How can Somalis apply the profound peacemaking resources of their culture

Globalizing Somalia

Globalizing Somalia
  • Author : Emma Leonard,Gilbert Ramsay
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • ISBN : 9781780935829
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This collection of essays demonstrates how chronic state failure and the inability of the international community to provide a solution to the conflict in Somalia has had transnational repercussions. Following the failed humanitarian mission in 1992-93, most countries refrained from any direct involvement in Somalia, but this changed in the 2000s with the growth of piracy and links to international terrorist organizations. The deterritorialization of the conflict quickly became apparent as it became transnational in nature. In part because of

Making Sense of Somali History

Making Sense of Somali History
  • Author : Abdullahi, Abdurahman
  • Publisher : Adonis and Abbey Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-09-18
  • ISBN : 9781909112797
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In the last three decades, Somalia has been associated with such horrible terms as 'state collapse', 'civil wars', 'foreign intervention', 'warlordism', 'famine', 'piracy' and 'terrorism'. This depiction was in contradiction to its earlier images as the cradle of the human race, the kernel of ancient civilizations, the land of Punt, a homogeneous nation-state and the first democratic state in Africa. So how did things fall apart in the country? This Volume 1 of a two-volume narrative, Dr. Abdullahi explores the history

What are Somalia's Development Perspectives?

What are Somalia's Development Perspectives?
  • Author : Jörg Janzen,Stella von Vitzthum
  • Publisher : Verlag Hans Schiler
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : 3860932306
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  • Author : Philip Briggs
  • Publisher : Bradt Travel Guides
  • Release Date : 2019
  • ISBN : 9781784776053

The pioneering first edition of this guidebook was the first dedicated entirely to Somaliland, and this second edition, fully updated and with a foreword by Simon Reeve, continues Bradt's groundbreaking tradition of publishing highly specialist guides to newly emerging destinations. Significantly, this new edition also covers Addis Ababa and eastern Ethiopia - the main gateway into Somaliland. Also included is a detailed historical and archaeological background to a region whose wealth of rock art, ancient burial sites, ruined cities and

The Mayor of Mogadishu

The Mayor of Mogadishu
  • Author : Andrew Harding
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-26
  • ISBN : 9781787380431
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The Mayor of Mogadishu tells the story of one family's epic journey through Somalia's turmoil, from the optimism of independence to its spectacular unravelling. Mohamud 'Tarzan' Nur was born a nomad, and became an orphan, then a street brawler in the cosmopolitan port city of Mogadishu - a place famous for its cafes and open-air cinemas. When Somalia collapsed into civil war, Tarzan and his young family joined the exodus from Mogadishu, eventually spending twenty years in North London. But

Historical Dictionary of Somalia

Historical Dictionary of Somalia
  • Author : Mohamed Haji Mukhtar
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2003-02-25
  • ISBN : 9780810866041
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The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture. Arabic sources and other non-English colonial sources of great importance to the subject are also highlighted. A vital addition to reference collections supporting undergraduate and graduate programs on Africa and the Middle East, international relations, and economics_and a useful fact-filled compendium for governement and public libraries,

Getting Somalia Wrong?

Getting Somalia Wrong?
  • Author : Mary Harper
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781780321059
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Somalia is a failed state, representing a threat to itself, its neighbours and the wider world. In recent years, it has become notorious for the piracy off its coast and the rise of Islamic extremism, opening it up as a new 'southern front' in the war on terror. At least that is how it is inevitably portrayed by politicians and in the media. Mary Harper presents the first comprehensive account of the chaos into which the country has descended and

Somalia: State Collapse, Terrorism and Piracy

Somalia: State Collapse, Terrorism and Piracy
  • Author : Brian J. Hesse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781317985921
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The situation in Somalia today embodies some of the most pressing issues in international relations. How should the international community deal with the collapsed state that is Somalia? From the presence of al-Qaeda operatives to pirates, to what extent is Somalia a threat to global peace and commerce? Which aspects of Somalia's economic, social and political landscape can be considered successful, and how do these ‘success stories’ reflect some of the more problematic issues the country faces? This book sheds

Folktales of the Jews, V. 3 (Tales from Arab Lands)

Folktales of the Jews, V. 3 (Tales from Arab Lands)
  • Author : Dan Ben Amos
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
  • Release Date : 2011-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780827608719
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Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of the books in this series possible: Lloyd E. Cotsen; The Maurice Amado Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Tales from Arab Lands presents tales from North Africa, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq in the latest volume of the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. This is the third book in the multi-volume series in the tradition of Louis Ginzberg?s timeless

Historical Dictionary of Sufism

Historical Dictionary of Sufism
  • Author : John Renard
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • ISBN : 9780810879744
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The most broadly accepted explanation of Sufism is the etymological derivation of the term from the Arabic for “wool,” ṣūf, associating practitioners with a preference for poor, rough clothing. This explanation clearly identifies Sufism with ascetical practice and the importance of manifesting spiritual poverty through material poverty. In fact, some of the earliest “Western” descriptions of individuals now widely associated with the larger phenomenon of Sufism identified them with the Arabic term faqīr, mendicant, or its most common Persian