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Sowing the seeds of subalternity in Somali Literature

By |2019-04-12T14:29:19+01:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photograph of Afgoye, Somalia from 2013 (source: Wiki Commons) Mohamed A. Eno is professor and dean of African Studies at St. Clements University in Mogadishu, Somalia. His groundbreaking work uses literature, especially folk poetry, to challenge the myth of a homogenous Somalia and to expose the exclusion and

Assa, Morocco: An Unwritten History?

By |2018-06-05T10:31:22+01:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Maghreb, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Through the annual festival celebrating the Mawlid, or the Prophet Muhammad's birthday, July Blalack explores the mingling multilingual poetry and oral histories from Assa, where Berber/ Amazigh tribes have long mixed with their Sahrawi neighbors.