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The Oromo Reader (1894): Oromo folksongs and the sorrow of exile

By |2019-04-12T14:16:26+01:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Orality and Oral Forms, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The second blog post on the history of Oromo folklore looks at The Oromo Reader (1894) compiled by Aster Ganno and Onesimo Nasib.

MULOSIGE Syllabus: Multilingual perspectives on gender in world literature

By |2019-05-28T11:16:32+01:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Poetic inserts and the art of persuasion in the Somali novel “Aqoondarro waa u nacab jacayl” (“Ignorance is the enemy of love”) by Faarax M. J. Cawl

By |2018-01-27T14:31:28+01:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ruixuan Li is a first year PhD student at SOAS University of London focusing on modern Somali poetry. Her research looks at the complex identities expressed by the new generation of Somali women poets through a comparative study of their poetry in Somali and English. Ignorance is the enemy of love: the novel

Somali Poet Weedhsame Touring the UK for ‘Catastrophe’

By |2017-10-01T18:57:53+01:00October 15th, 2017|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |

'Catastrophe' poetry poster illustrated by artist Bryan Talbot Join the Poetry Translation Center and leading Somali poet Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil 'Weedhsame' this October. The PTC is publishing Catastrophe by Somali poet Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil 'Weedhsame' as an illustrated poem-poster, including a brand-new translation by BBC Radio 4 poet-in-residence Daljit Nagra and SOAS scholar Dr Martin Orwin. Catastrophe is a howl of anguish about

The Tigrinya short story in Eritrea: emergence and development of a genre

By |2019-04-12T14:34:58+01:00August 26th, 2017|Categories: Genre, Horn of Africa, Interventions, Translations|Tags: , , , |

Akeder Ahmedin Issa guides us through the history of the short story in Tigrinya from the 1980s to the present, focusing on the parallel developments in Sahl, the centre of the Eritrean independence struggle, and the capital Asmara

Farewell has colors: Adam Reta’s “Colors of Adios”

By |2019-04-12T14:37:31+01:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In his latest Amharic novel, the Ethiopian writer Adam Reta uses the metaphor of light prisms and colours to describe how couples, histories and nations part, mix and combine