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Culture and customs of Somalia

Author: Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
Series: Culture and customs of Africa.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Diriye Abdullahi, Mohamed, 1958-
Culture and customs of Somalia.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001016169
(OCoLC)45700274
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi
ISBN: 0313050406 9780313050404 0313073295 9780313073298
OCLC Number: 58388895
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 198 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chronology --
Note on spelling of Somali names and words --
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.
Series Title: Culture and customs of Africa.
Responsibility: Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi.
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Somalia has strong pastoral roots and is known as a land of poets with a long oral cultural tradition. This text covers topics including a discussion of handcrafts and artisanry, architecture and  Read more...

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