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Somali Day. Culture and politics through the lens of Literature and Orature

Tuesday 29 June 2021
Online, via registration

On 1 July 1960 Somalia became an independent state. In the framework of the late 'Africa 2020', the ASCL, its Library and LeidenASA will pay attention to this complex region of the Horn of Africa, praised for its (oral) literature, marked by its civil war and voiced by its diaspora.

During the 'Somali Day' on 29 June, the country will be addressed from a historical-cultural perspective by reconsidering Somali culture and governance through the lens of its literature and diaspora.

This event will take place online. Registrees will receive a link a few days before the start of the event.

For further info and registration, visit the ASCL website.

For some insights on Somali literary heritage, read the rich web dossier compiled by the African Studies Centre Library of Leiden and curated by Annachiara Raia.

For the flyer with programme click here.

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