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Culture and Customs of Somalia

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Provides the only accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date general reference on the culture and customs of Somalia, written by a native Somali.

Table of Contents

Illustrations Series Foreword Acknowledgments Chronology Introduction Religion and Thought Literature, Drama, and Media Art, Architecture, and Housing Cuisine and Traditional Dress Gender Roles, Marriage, and Family Social Customs and Lifestyle Music and Dance Glossary Bibliography Index

About the Author

MOHAMED DIRIYE ABDULLAHI, formerly a journalist in Somalia, is now an independent language consultant and translator in Montreal. He specializes in the language, cultures, and history of the peoples of the Horn of Africa. He has previously published Parlons Somali, a book on the Somali language and culture.


"Librarians will want to purchase, for the high school collection and for the public library collection, countries for which your students or patrons need or request." - Blanche Woolls & David Loertscher ( "...refreshingly original in its description of aspects of Somali culture and surprisingly parochial in the survey of Somali political history." - International Journal of African Historical Studies

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