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Land Without Shadows
Land Without Shadows
Land Without Shadows

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Created: 23rd Jul 2008
Modified: 23rd Jul 2008
Location(s):
Djibouti
Type:
Djibouti
Creator:
Abdourahman Ali Waberi and Jeanne Garane
Publisher:
USA. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS.
Seventeen short stories portraying Djiboutians from their own point of view. Drawing on the Somali/Djiboutian oral tradition the stories weave pieces of legend, proverbs, music, poetry, and history together with references to writers as diverse as Soyinka, Shakespeare, Djebar, Baudelaire, Cesaire, Waugh, Senghor, and Beckett, Waberi succeeds in bringing his country into a context that reaches well beyond the Horn of Africa and composes a beautiful image of Djibouti. The web of stories he creates meet at an intersection between history and ethnography, politics and literature.
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Seventeen short stories portraying Djiboutians from their own point of view. Drawing on the Somali/Djiboutian oral tradition the stories weave pieces of legend, proverbs, music,...

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