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Oral Poetry and Somali Nationalism: The Case of Sayid Mahammad 'Abdille Hasan

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This book explores the influence of oral poetry on Somali politics. By reconstructing the history of the Somali nationalist resistance movement, mainly through the use of political oratory in verse form by its leader, Sayyid Mahammad 'Abdille Hasan', the 'Mad Mullah' of British history, Said Samater shows how an indigenous resource can be harnessed in a non-literate societ ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 29th 1982 by Cambridge University Press
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