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Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Contested Nationalism and the Crisis of the Nation-State in Somalia
by Abdi Kusow
Challenging the assumption that a common culture can form the basis for national solidarity, this volume considers the interpretive conflict between lineage-based and territorial paradigms of national identity in Somalia. Sample topics include the links between nationalism and local economic circumstances; nationalist resistance movements in southe
Paperback, 201 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Red Sea Press(NJ)
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Glad the writers stayed neutral on Somalia’s political spectrum without generalizing identities. Although a bit dated and hard to get through, the fact that there is so much I want to learn about my people and my country made me appreciate the content a little more.