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Title:
Mogadishu, Somalia: Including its History, The Shebelle River, The Hamarwein Old Town, The Bakaara Market, and More
Author(s):  Sam Night
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Earth Eyes Travel Guides
Publication date: 8/2/2012
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9781249224402

 

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Title:
Culture And Customs Of Somalia
Author(s):  Mohamed Abdullahi
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
Publication date: 9/5/2000
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780313361371


Book Description
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.

This ...

 

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itle: Somalia
Author(s): Mary Virginia Fox, Tenopir 
Paperback:
128 pages
Published: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 9/28/1996
ISBN13: 9780516200194
Language:English

 

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itle: Understanding Somalia and Somaliland: Culture, History, Society
Author(s): A. S. C. A. P.
Paperback:
208 pages
Published: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/8/2011
ISBN13: 9780231700856
Language:English
 

Book Description
 

Ioan Lewis details the history and culture of the Somali people, providing a unique window into this little-known culture and its increasingly public predicaments. He provides insight into the complex social, historical, and cultural hinterland that is the Somali heritage and pays close attention to the pervasive influence of traditional nomadism, especially its decentralized nature.

Lewis also addresses developments in the Somali political region since the collapse of the Republic ...

 

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itle: Revitalization Of Somalia
Author(s): Qasim Hirsi Farah
Paperback:
352 pages
Published: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 2/23/2011
ISBN13: 9781456738303
Language:English


 

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itle: Mother Somalia-Stories of Hope
Author(s): Mohamed Abdi-Bakayr
Paperback:
240 pages
Published: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 3/21/2012
Format: eBook
File size: 115 KB
ISBN13: 9781469136271
Language:English


Book Description
Mother Somalia-Stories of Hope is a collection of fictitious stories. Each story captures tragic conditions experienced by Somali people as a result of Somalia's civil war followed by the country's disintegration. These stories unlock harsh situations under which Somalis had lived and suffered. All characters in the stories portray Somali people, struggling with heartbreaking situations. The settings range from Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, India and Canada. But arising from these tragedies are ideas of hope and resiliencies. ...

 

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itle: The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World  
Author(s): Jay Bahadur 
Paperback:
336 pages
Published: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/21/2012
ISBN13: 9780307476562
Language:English


Book Description
The first close-up look at the hidden world of Somali pirates by a young journalist who dared to make his way into their remote havens and spent a year infiltrating their lives.   For centuries, stories of pirates have captured imaginations around the world. The recent ragtag bands of pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking multimillion-dollar tankers owned by international shipping conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the...

 

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itle: Somalia: Economy Without State
Author(s): Peter D. Little
Published: Indiana University Press
Publication date: January 2003
ISBN10:
0253216486
ISBN13: 9780253216489
Language:English


Book Description
In the wake of the collapse of the Somali government in 1991, a "second" or "informal" economy based on trans-border trade and smuggling is thriving. While focusing primarily on pastoral and agricultural markets, Peter D. Little demonstrates that the Somalis are resilient and opportunistic and that they use their limited resources effectively. While it is true that many Somalis live in the shadow of brutal warlords and lack access to basic health care and education, Little focuses on those who have managed to carve out a productive means of making ends meet under difficult conditions and emphasizes the role of civic culture even when government no longer exists. Exploring questions such as, Does statelessness necessarily mean anarchy and disorder? Do money, international trade, and investment survive without a state? Do pastoralists care about development and social improvement? This book describes the complexity of the Somali situation in the light of international terrorism.

 

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itle: Somalia
Author(s): Edward R. Miller-Jones
Paperback:
232 pages
Published: Fastbook
Publication date: 1/27/2011
ISBN13: 9786130112486
Language:English


Book Description
Out of the 51 year old history of independent Somalia, twenty years have passed in lawless chaos. Located on the strategically significant Horn of Africa, the country is still plagued by the infighting of clans, various groups of Islamic radicals and the lack of functioning national government. Explore the roots of this unending humanitarian crisis as well as the history, the culture and the people of Somalia - things that are so often forgotten in the face of the brutal internal conflict. ...

 

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itle: Greater Somalia
Author(s): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
Paperback:
56 pages
Published: Alphascript Publishing
Publication date: 1/18/2011
ISBN13: 9786134220354
Language:English


Book Description
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Greater Somalia refers to those regions in the Horn of Africa in which ethnic Somalis are and have historically represented the predominant population. Greater Somalia encompasses Somalia, Djibouti, the Ogaden of Ethiopia and the North Eastern Province of Kenya. Pan-Somalism refers to the vision of unifying these territories as a single Somali nation. The pursuit of this goal has led to conflict, with Somalia engaging in armed warfare with Ethiopia over the Ogaden region, as well as supporting Somali ...

 

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itle: Clan Cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991
Author(s): Lidwien Kapteijns
Paperback:
336 pages
Published: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:  12/21/2012
ISBN13: 9780812244670
Language:English


Book Description
In 1991, certain political and military leaders in Somalia, wishing to gain exclusive control over the state, mobilized their followers to use terror—wounding, raping, and killing—to expel a vast number of Somalis from the capital city of Mogadishu and south-central and southern Somalia. Manipulating clan sentiment, they succeeded in turning ordinary civilians against neighbors, friends, and coworkers. Although this episode of organized communal violence is common knowledge among Somalis, its real nature has not been ...

 

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itle: Somalia: Several Challenges Limit U.s. And International Stabilization, Humanitarian, And Development Efforts
Author(s): United States United States Government Accountability
Paperback:
62 pages
Published: BiblioGov
Publication date: 1/18/2011
ISBN13: 9781240954520
Language:English


Book Description
The BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. In broadening the public understanding of government and its work, an enlightened democracy can grow and prosper. Ranging from historic Congressional Bills to the most recent Budget of the United States Government, the BiblioGov Project spans a wealth of government information. These works are now made available through an environmentally friendly, print-on-demand basis, using only what is necessary to meet the ...

 

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itle: Somalia
Author(s): John W. Passmann
Paperback:
96 pages
Published: BoD
Publication date: 4/18/2007
ISBN13: 9783833480485
Language: German

 

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itle: Somalia on $5 a Day
Author(s): Martin Stanton 
Paperback:
336 pages
Published: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/29/2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
ISBN13: 9780891418221
Language:English


Book Description
“Stanton’s battalion was the first army unit in Somalia in 1992 and it did one hell of a job accomplishing a difficult mission where there wasn’t a template. I had the pleasure of tagging along with his unit and saw first-hand how its leaders dealt with and solved problems. . . . A first-rate book and a must read. All professional soldier-leaders should carry Stanton’s book in their rucksacks.” —DAVID H. HACKWORTH ...

 

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itle: Somalia: A Country Study
Author(s): Research Divi Federal Research Division
Paperback:
232 pages
Published: Ingram Book Company
Publication date: July 2004
ISBN:
1419147994
ISBN13: 9781419147999
Language:English


Book Description
The overwhelming majority of Somalis trace their genealogical origin to the mythical founding father, Samaale or Samaal. Even those clan-families, such as the Digil and Rahanwayn in southern Somalia, whose members in many cases do not trace their lineage directly to Samaal, readily identify themselves as Somalis, thereby accepting the primacy of Samaal as the forebear of the Somali people. By language, traditions, and way of life, the Somalis share kinship with other members of the Eastern Cushitic groups of the Horn of Africa, including the Oromo, who constitute roughly 50 percent of the population of Ethiopia.

 

 

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itle: National Security Service (Somalia)
Author(s): Eloi Rylan Koios
Paperback:
80 pages
Published:Tract
Publication date: 10/21/2011
ISBN13: 9786137985748
Language:English


Book Description
The National Security Service was the primary intelligence service of the government of Siad Barre and the bedrock of its repressive internal security apparatus, existing from 1970 until 1990 when it was formally abolished.The NSS was subordinate to the Interior Ministry, and (in the closing years of the Barré regime) was headed by Abdiqasim Salad Hassan (who would later be a one-time President of Somalia under the Transitional National Government.) Conceived in the Soviet model and organized with the help of the KGB, the NSS was an elite organization ...

 

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itle: Music Of Somalia
Author(s): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
Paperback:
88 pages
Published: Alphascript Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2010
ISBN13: 9786134009331
Language:English

Book Description
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The music of Somalia generally refers to the music of the Somali people, as Somalia has the distinction of being one of the few countries in Africa that is almost entirely composed of one ethnic group. Somalia has a rich musical heritage centered on traditional Somali folklore. Most Somali songs are pentatonic; that is, they only use five pitches per octave in contrast to a heptatonic (seven note) scale such as the major scale. At first listen, Somali music might be mistaken for the sounds of nearby regions ...

 

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itle: Languages Of Somalia
Author(s): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
Paperback:
104 pages
Published: Alphascript Publishing 
Publication date: 12/15/2010
ISBN10:
9774162056
ISBN13: 9786134009195
Language:English


Book Description
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The languages of Somalia refers to the various spoken forms of communication in Somalia. It includes the nation's official languages, as well as its minority and foreign languages. The term also encompasses the writing systems traditionally used to transcribe those languages. The Somali language is the official language of Somalia and the mother tongue of the Somali people, the nation's most populous ethnic group. It is a member of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, and its nearest ...

 

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Title: Somalia in Pictures
Author(s): Janice Hamilton 
Paperback:
80 pages
Published: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/28/2007
Format: Library Binding
ISBN13: 9780822565864
Language:English


 

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Title: Somalia: State Collapse, Terrorism and Piracy
Author(s): Brian J. Hesse
Paperback:
128 pages
Published:Taylor & Francis 
Publication date: 4/29/2011
ISBN13: 9780415594639
Language:English


Book Description
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 ...

 

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