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    Anthology of Somali Poetry

    ISBN-10: 0253304636
    ISBN-13: 9780253304636
    Author(s): Bogumil W. Andrzejewski, Sheila Andrzejewski
    Description: "This is a fascinating and unusual collection that deserves attention." -- Bloomsbury Review"... this anthology of poetry is a breath of fresh air. It provides the reader with the means of gaining a deeper insight into Somali life through what is to  More...
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    Publisher: Indiana University Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 128
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.484
    Language: English

    "This is a fascinating and unusual collection that deserves attention." -- Bloomsbury Review"... this anthology of poetry is a breath of fresh air. It provides the reader with the means of gaining a deeper insight into Somali life through what is to the Somalis their most important cultural form, namely, poetry." -- Bulletin of the School of Irental & African Studies"This affordable and beautifully produced book is a small jewel in the field of Somali studies, as it is the fruit of over forty years of dedicated linguistic and literary scholarship by one of the most thorough and accurate translators and analysts of Somali poetry, B. W. Andrzejewski." -- International Journal of African Historical StudiesSomalia has been called "a nation of poets." This volume makes available in beautiful English translation the very best, and most universal, of Somali poetry, from the 19th century to the present. With appendixes covering the oral and written medium, the pronunciation of Somali words, alliteration and scansion, selected bibliography, and sources.

    Introduction
    To the Camels
    A Broken Betrothal
    A Horse Beyond Compare
    Riposte to a Young Opponent in a Poetic Duel
    Old Age
    A Young Sultan Speaks to His People
    Guulside the Victory Bearer
    Seventy and Ten Years
    Camel Rustling - 1
    Camel Rustling - 2
    The Death of a Friend
    A Fine War Horse
    A Land of Drought
    Treason
    A Terrible Journey
    Folly
    Perhaps the Trumpet Has Sounded
    A Prayer for Maryam
    The Lion's Share
    Change of Command
    A Hoopoe Rebuked
    Listen, O Truck
    Fleeting Joys
    What Will Come Next?
    Equality
    The Stolen Wife
    In Praise of Barni Sheekh
    Dissimulation
    A Vain Love
    A Vision
    The Messenger
    A Chief Is Thanked for the Gift of a Horse
    Where True Profit Lies
    In Praise of Weris
    The Serpent
    A Lover's Fears
    Happy Marriage
    The Betrayed Girl
    Bitter and Sweet
    At the Grave of Cilmi Bowndheri
    Beledweyn
    App. I: The Oral and the Written Medium
    App. II: Pronunciation of Somali Words
    App. III: Alliteration and Scansion
    App. IV: Selected Bibliography
    App. V: Sources

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