ISBN 9788888934273
Pages 160
Dimensions 210 x 140 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Ponte Invisibile (Redsea Cultural Foundation) , Somaliland
Format Paperback

Essays In Honour Of Muuse Ismaaciil Galaal

by Jama Musse Jama

Emeritus Professor I. M. Lewis writes in the preface to this book:

“Muuse Galaal’s lively charismatic personality and impressive sense of style, made him a most effective ambassador for Somali culture and ideas and for the society of which he had such a profound knowledge. His personality, which included a lively sense of humour, made him an ideal vehicle for promoting Somali ideas.”

Muuse Ismaaciil Galaal was a researcher, scientist, historian, writer and poet whose most legacy is the role he played in the creation of the modern written Somali alphabet, written Somali text, and in preserving numerous accounts of Somali cultural and heritage, which would otherwise have been lost forever. This volume is dedicated to his legacy.

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About the Author

Jama Musse Jama

Dr. Jama Musse Jama is an ethnomathematician, holds a PhD in African Studies specialising in Computational Linguistics of African Languages, and has authored and edited several books. Doctorate from Oriental University of Naples, MSc Summa cum laude in Mathematics from University of Pisa, Dr. Jama lectured in different universities. He is known for his research on traditional African games and their possible use within formal education. A cultural activist, historical researcher and a preserver of Somali oral histories, Dr. Jama is the founder of Hargeysa Cultural Centre and Hargeysa international Book Fair - one of the most important influential literature festivals in Africa. In 2018 he hosted the 13th International Congress of Somali Studies International Association in Hargeysa where he become formal President of the Association during the tenure 2018-2020. 

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