ISBN 9788888934648
Pages 180
Dimensions 210 x 140 mm
Published 2018
Publisher Ponte Invisible (Redsea Cultural Foundation) , Somaliland
Format Paperback

Qaran iyo Qabiil

Laba aan is qaban

by Rashiid Sheekh Cabdillaahi

Qaran iyo Qabiil by Rashid Sh. Abdillahi is a profound study, written in Somali, of how clannism is anathema to modern Somali State development. The author examines how Somali traditional norms and values are directly antagonistic to the process of state building, which is one of the overriding issues facing the Somali nation in this critical juncture of its national history.

This is a well researched study of the state versus clannism and constitutes a major contribution to the field of Somali politics in these testing and turbulent times. The book is highly recommended for all those interested in the current Somali political thought in the Horn of Africa.

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About the Author

Rashiid Sheekh Cabdillaahi

A well-known Somali scholar, social scientist and literary critic, Rashid Sh. Abdillahi was born in Somalia in 1944. He graduated from the Cairo University with M.A degree in sociology. He is the author of 'Adduun iyo Taladi', literary essays and articles. He has edited several Somali books, notable amongst them being Ahmed Sh. Jama's highly acclaimed 'Cadlidoonaha Daal Allaa Baday', and a collection of Somali poems on the theme of war and peace. His latest work 'Qaran iyo Qabiil' is published by Ponte Invisibile. Rashid Gadhweyne is a strong promoter of Somali literature and culture and is actively involved in the highly valued cultural events, the Somali Week Festival and the Hargeisa International Book Fair, held annually in London and Hargeysa respectively. 

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