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Guide to Resources and Information on Somali Language, Culture, and Traditions


Welcome to the Somali Language Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning.  Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.                                                    

Leta Hendricks

Somalis in Columbus, Ohio

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Abdi, Cawo M. Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Abdullahi, Mohamed Diriye. "Somalia," In Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Besteman, Catherine L. Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.

Bigelow, Martha. Mogadishu on the Mississippi: Language, Racialized Identity, and Education in a New Land. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Chait, Sandra M. Seeking Salaam: Ethiopians, Eritreans, and Somalis in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011.

Chambers, Stefanie. Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2017.

Copeland-Carson, Jacqueline. Creating Africa in America: Translocal Identity in an Emerging World City. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Gambino, Christine P. Edward N. Trevelyan, and John T. Fitzwater. Foreign-Born Population from Africa, 2008-2012. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014.

Grady, Sandra. Improvised Adolescence: Somali Bantu Teenage Refugees in America. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.

Henry, Norah F., Joe T. Darden, and John W. Frazier. The African Diaspora in the U.S. and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010.

Roble, Abdi and Douglas F. Rutledge. The Somali Diaspora: A Journey Away. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

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