Somali Sultanate: the Geledi city-state over 150 years
This eagerly awaited, major new study, looks at an African town through 150 years from the mid-19th century when it was an independent small city-state. Afgooye in southern Somalia is a complex community made up of different groups who established a common polity. Their institutions have endured through colonialism and independence, and remain relevant in the modern world. The book is arranged theoretically, describing different aspects of the life and traditional politics of the community. These topics are brought together in the concluding analysis of Afgooye's most famous institution, the annual Stick Fight and the larger festival of which it is part.The author writes with elegance and subtlety, providing detailed descriptions of the history and social context of the Geledi.
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Aaytire Abgaal Abiikar Abiikarow Abukar Afgooye akhyaar alliance allies ancestor Arab Axmed Baalgure Baardheere Balcad Banaadir bank Baraawe Baxaar became Biimaal brother Buur Buur Hakaba Cabdi Cali called camels Cassanelli Ceelqode centre century Chapter clans colonial Cumar dance deex descendants Digil Diine East Afgooye Eelaay elders farming festival Geledi Geledi and Wacdaan genealogy Gibilcad girls Gobroon Gobyaan grain Guillain Haawiye Habar Gidir Handab hectares Hintire household Ibraahim inland Islamic Italian Jareer Jiliible Jubba Koran labour land Lewis lineage groups live lower Shabeelle Luuq Marka Maxamed Mexaad Mirifle Mohamed moiety Muqdisho Murusade Noble lineages Nuur Odoweyne organisation plantations political population Reer religious Revoil ritual river settlement Shabeelle Sheikh Cusmaan shirib Siigaale Silcis siyaaro Siyad Barre slaves social Somali society southern Somalia Stick Fight Subuge sultan Tolweyne town trade traditional villages Wacdaan women Xaaji Xasan Xuseen Yabdhaale Yuusuf