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An Anthology of Somali Poetry (Paperback)

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This is a fascinating and unusual collection that deservesattention. -- Bloomsbury Review.. . this anthology ofpoetry is a breath of fresh air. It provides the reader with the means of gaining adeeper insight into Somali life through what is to the Somalis their most importantcultural form, namely, poetry. -- Bulletin of the School of Irental &African Studies This affordable and beautifully producedbook is a small jewel in the field of Somali studies, as it is the fruit of overforty years of dedicated linguistic and literary scholarship by one of the mostthorough and accurate translators and analysts of Somali poetry, B. W.Andrzejewski. -- International Journal of African HistoricalStudiesSomalia has been called a nation of poets. This volume makes available in beautiful English translation the very best, and mostuniversal, of Somali poetry, from the 19th century to the present. With appendixescovering the oral and written medium, the pronunciation of Somali words, alliteration and scansion, selected bibliography, and sources. *Author: Andrzejewski, Bogumil W./ Andrzejewski, Sheila/ Andrzejewski, B. W. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 128 *Publication Date: 1993/09/22 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.30 inches

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Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253304636
SKU 210666752
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0253304636
Release Date 1/19/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Indiana University Press

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