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This is a completely new edition of the only scholarly work on the poetry of popular and mass culture among a people who are renowned for their passion for poetry. Johnson traces the heello movement from its origins as a youth culture which in its early days was concerned with themes of love and pleasure. It later became the medium for freedom songs in the preindependence period, for the expression of modern political ideas, political protest, rallying songs and social comment, many examples of which are cited in this volume. Heello became the most dynamic form of Somali poetry in this century. This edition uses modern Somali script.(as stanza II) Other topics which emerged at this time were due, even more than the debate ovei the role of women, to the right timing and maturity of the heello. ... Composed by Abu Hadre, this poem covers the topic of football (soccer), and is noted for the loan words that have come ... isla gaadayaanee, (repeat II 5-6) 9 Waa gammuunkii gaashaanka jiidhee, (repeat I. 9) 11 Waagool! C: 12 Gool! Gool !

Author:John William Johnson
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1996


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