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Somali Conflicts Modern Somalia- “lawless state”? Traditional conflict management Culture of confrontation godob (revenge for cumulative grievances) Council of elders ( xeer) with powers of expulsion, holy men Diya – blood money Intermarriage between clans Qat chewing Poetry – expressing clan positions
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Somalia and People Somalia as a state vs Somalia as a nation National identity as consciousness State is political where as Nation is personal, social and cultural identity Example of Somali identity, Aman says her people are found on both sides of “the border,” p. 289
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Somalia The Somalis speak the Somali language and are Sunni Muslims. Somalia in pre colonial times Clan/ tribe Diya group Women, marriage and family
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Somali Conflicts 2 Colonialism: British/Italian Partitioning of Somali people Issues of land ownership, productivity disruption Colonial military/bureaucratic elite Imposition of colonial law
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