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By Lidwien Kapteijns

ISBN-10: 0812223195

ISBN-13: 9780812223194

ISBN-10: 0812244672

ISBN-13: 9780812244670

In 1991, sure political and armed forces leaders in Somalia, wishing to realize specific keep an eye on over the kingdom, mobilized their fans to take advantage of terror—wounding, raping, and killing—to expel an enormous variety of Somalis from the capital urban of Mogadishu and south-central and southern Somalia. Manipulating extended family sentiment, they succeeded in turning usual civilians opposed to acquaintances, associates, and coworkers. even if this episode of equipped communal violence is usual wisdom between Somalis, its genuine nature has now not been publicly said and has been missed, hid, or misrepresented in scholarly works and political memoirs—until now. Marshaling an enormous volume of resource fabric, together with Somali poetry and survivor bills, Clan detoxing in Somalia analyzes this crusade of extended family detoxification opposed to the historic heritage of a violent and divisive army dictatorship, within the modern context of regime cave in, and in dating to the rampant armed forces war that in its wake.

Clan detoxing in Somalia additionally displays at the dating among heritage, fact, and postconflict reconstruction in Somalia. Documenting the association and rationale at the back of the crusade of extended family detoxing, Lidwien Kapteijns strains the emergence of the dislike narratives and code phrases that got here to function rationales and triggers for the violence. in spite of the fact that, it used to be no longer clans that killed, she insists, yet those who killed within the identify of extended family. Kapteijns argues that the mutual forgiveness for which politicians frequently so frivolously name isn't really a possible proposition so long as the violent acts for which Somalis should still forgive one another stay suppressed and undiscussed. Clan detoxification in Somalia establishes that public acknowledgment of the ruinous flip to communal violence is vital to social and ethical fix, and will offer a gateway for the serious reminiscence paintings required from Somalis on each side of this multifaceted conflict.

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