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Heelloy : Modern Poetry and Songs of Somalis

Heelloy : Modern Poetry and Songs of Somalis - 98 edition

Heelloy : Modern Poetry and Songs of Somalis - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9781874209812

ISBN10: 1874209812

Heelloy : Modern Poetry and Songs of Somalis by John William Johnson - ISBN 9781874209812
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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International: No
Heelloy : Modern Poetry and Songs of Somalis by John William Johnson - ISBN 9781874209812

ISBN13: 9781874209812

ISBN10: 1874209812

Edition: 98

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Summary

This is a completely new edition of the only scholarly work on the poetry of popular and mass culture among a people who are renowned for their passion for poetry. Johnson traces the heello movement from its origins as a youth culture which in its early days was concerned with themes of love and pleasure. It later became the medium for freedom songs in the preindependence period, for the expression of modern political ideas, political protest, rallying songs and social comment, many examples of which are cited in this volume. Heello became the most dynamic form of Somali poetry in this century. This edition uses modern Somali script.