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Elusive Jannah : the Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Author: Cawo M Abdi
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elusive Jannah is a remarkable portrait of thevery different experiences of Somali migrants in the UAE, South Africa, and theUnited States. Cawo M. Abdi clearly reveals the importance of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cawo M Abdi
ISBN: 9780816697380 0816697388 9780816697397 0816697396
OCLC Number: 895500826
Description: ix, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Muslim African refugees and border politics --
The genesis of contemporary Somali migrations --
United Arab Emirates: partial belonging and temporary visas --
South Africa: insecurity in racialized spaces --
United States: slippery Jannah? --
Conclusion: Muslim African refugees in perpetual passage.
Responsibility: Cawo M. Abdi.

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