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Making Sense of Somali History: VOLUME 1. By Abdurahman M. Abdullahi (Baadiyow)
[AUTHOR: Dr. Abdurahman M. Abdullahi Baadiyow | COVER: PAPERBACK COVER | 220 PAGES | 1st PUBLICATION 2017 | PUBLISHED: Adonis & Abbey Publishers | UK & Nigeria | ISBN: 978-1-909112-79-7 |]
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Making Sense of Somali History

VOLUME 1

AUTHOR

Dr. Abdurahman M. Abdullahi Baadiyow |

COVER

PAPERBACK COVER | 220 PAGES | 1st PUBLICATION 2017 |

PUBLISHED

Adonis & Abbey Publishers | UK & Nigeria |

ISBN

978-1-909112-79-7|

HISTORY | HOW TO STUDY SOMALI HISTORY | ISLAM | MODERN STATE |

HISTORY OF SOMALIA | ANCIENT TIMES | TO MODERN TIMES | NATIONALISM |

ACADEMICAL STUDY/RESEARCH | STUDYING HOW TO VIEW SOMALI HISTORY |

FOOTNOTES | INDEX | MAPS / CHARTS / TABLES | UNIQUE WORK IN ENGLISH |

QUALITY PRINT | CREAM PAPER | ONE COLOUR FONT |

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the last three decades, Somalia has been associated with such horrible terms as ‘state collapse’, ‘civil wars’, ‘foreign intervention’, ‘warlordism’, ‘famine’, ‘piracy’ and ‘terrorism’. This depiction was in contradiction to its earlier images as the cradle of the human race, the kernel of ancient civilizations, the land of Punt, a homogeneous nation-state and the first democratic state in Africa. So how did things fall apart in the country?

 

 

This Volume 1 of a two-volume narrative, Dr. Abdullahi explores the history of the people of Somali peninsula since ancient times, the advent of Islam and colonialism, the rise and fall of Somali nationalism and the perspectives of the Somali state collapse. The book uses a unique thematic approach and analysis to make sense of Somali history by emphasizing the responsibility of Somali political elites in creating and perpetuating the disastrous conditions in their country.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Abdurahman Moalim Abdullahi Baadiyow combines rare skills of being a high ranking military officer (1971-1986), an electronic engineer, Islamic scholar and socio-political activist. He obtained MA and PhD in Modern Islamic History from the Islamic Institute, McGill University, Canada.  He is one of the founders of Mogadishu University and the chair of its Board of Trustees. He is a prominent civil society activist and became presidential candidate in the 2012 election in Somalia. Dr. Baadiyow has participated in many academic conferences and published numerous academic papers, book chapters and articles. He is the author of the two highly regarded books: The Islamic Movement in Somalia: A Study of the Islah Movement, 1950-2000(2015), and Recovering the Somali State: The Role of Islam, Islamism, and Transitional Justice (2017). The author can be reached at abdurahmanba@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 


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