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An Introduction to Somali Metrics

by Farah Gamute

In this well researched study, Farah A Gamuute reveals the various uses of the metrical unit in Somali Poetry and the interaction between the metrical unit, music and the language. 64 genres or measures were identified and fully analysed; the number of genres possible in Somali poetry is still being counted and three new genres have been identified while awaiting publication of this volume.

ISBN 9788888934471 | 286 pages | 297 x 210 mm | 2018 | Ponte Invisible (Redsea Cultural Foundation) , Somaliland | Paperback

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"In this well researched study, Farah A Gamuute reveals the various uses of the metrical unit in Somali Poetry, and goes even further to elucidate the brilliant interaction between the metrical unit, music and the language. A highly significant contribution in this field of literature... A must-read for all those interested in Somali poetry" 

Dr. Jama Musse Jama, Director of Hargeysa Cultural Centre.

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