- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Zed Books Ltd; 1 edition (9 Feb. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1842779338
- ISBN-13: 978-1842779330
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 303,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Getting Somalia Wrong?: Faith and War in a Shattered State (African Arguments) Paperback – 9 Feb 2012
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This has done what books on Somalia rarely do it outlines the hidden Somalia that has survived the decades of turmoil. Accessible and enlightening, this is an important book not just for the international reader but also those shaping global policy on Somalia. --Rageh Omaar
'The most accessible and accurate account available of the contemporary Somali world pirates and all.' --Iaon Lewis, author of Understanding Somalia and Somaliland
About the Author
Mary Harper is a BBC journalist specializing in Africa. She has reported from Somalia since the outbreak of civil war in 1991 and from other war zones across Africa, including Sudan, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has written for several publications including The Economist and The Washington Post.
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Top Customer Reviews
The author blames a)colonialism b)the clans c)Islamism and d)outside interfearance particularly from the USA.
The section on Islamism shows how the various sects, Al-itihaad,Al-shabaab ,and the Union of Islamic Courts each contributed to the wreckage but the author blames the total ignorance of the Americans as the principal cause
There is a good section on the relationship between fishing and pirracy.A first class study.
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A really interesting overview of a country which has been hidden from outside view by the mask of conflict and dangerPublished 15 months ago by G Standen
Critical account of current situation in Somalia. A must read for those who want to understand the multifaceted issues in Somalia. Excellent book!Published on 10 May 2013 by Mohamed Omar
Explained a great deal for someone who is interested in African politics but has yet to visit Somalia. Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2013 by Kevin Oliver