Clan Cleansing in Somalia

Clan Cleansing in Somalia deals with the transformative violence that helped cause the collapse of the Somali state in 1991. Kapteijns argues that public acknowledgment of the clan cleansing of this period is indispensable to social and moral repair, and to the critical memory work required from Somalis on all sides of this conflict.

Clan Cleansing in Somalia
The Ruinous Legacy of 1991

Lidwien Kapteijns

2012 | 320 pages | Cloth $69.95
History | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration

Introduction
Chapter 1. Speaking the Unspeakable: Somali Poets and Novelists on Civil War Violence
Chapter 2. Historical Background to the Violence of State Collapse
Chapter 3. Clan Cleansing in Mogadishu and Beyond
Chapter 4. The Why and How of Clan Cleansing: Political Objectives and Discursive Means

Timeline of Major Events
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
Acknowledgments