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Silent Voices: The Role of Somali Women's Poetry in Social and Political Life

@inproceedings{Jama1994SilentVT,
  title={Silent Voices: The Role of Somali Women's Poetry in Social and Political Life},
  author={Zainab Mohamed Jama},
  year={1994}
}
  • Zainab Mohamed Jama
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Oral literature plays a very important role in Somali culture and has done so for thousands of years. The Somali language is spoken in Somalia, Djibouti, the Somali regions of Ethiopia, and the northeastern region of Kenya. Before 1972 there was no written script; since then, the writing of the Somali orthography has not had much effect on the composition and dissemination of oral poetry. The majority of the Somalis, largely nomadic pastoralists, still remain illiterate. Even a literate… CONTINUE READING
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