Prof. Abdi Samatar’s Publishes New Book on Somali Culture and Politics

Cover photograph for Abdi Ismail Samatar's book "Framing Somalia." The cover includes a sepia-toned photograph of a dark-skinned woman in traditional African clothing with a colored photograph of the ocean as the background.

In Framing Somalia, Professor Abdi Samatar “goes beyond the gaze of Africa’s Merchants of Misery and offers a fresh and progressive rethinking on Somali cultural and political studies. Rather than turning Somalis, their culture, and politics into an orientalist fossil, this new book offers a more complex, dynamic, and context-sensitive rendering of the political and cultural developments in the country over the last century”. Purchase a copy on the Africa World Press website.

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