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The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

James Fergusson
Format
Book
Published
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780306821172 (hardcover), 0306821176 (hardcover), 9780306821585 (e-book)
Summary
This is an authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the story of the Islamic extremists operating there today cites the high human cost of the region's clan-based civil war while explaining how current activities are directly threatening world security.
Contents
  • Living on the line. An African Stalingrad : the war against al-Shabaab ; At the Bancroft Hotel : America's proxy war ; The field hospital : what bombs and bullets do to people ; Aden's story ; The failure of Somali politics ; What makes al-Shabaab tick? ; The famine
  • Nomads' land. In the court of King Farole ; Galkacyo : Pirateville ; Hargeisa nights ; How to start a border war
  • The diaspora. The Somali youth time-bomb ; The missing of Minneapolis ; 'Clanism is a disease like AIDS' ; Operation Linda Nchi : the end for al-Shabaab?
Description
405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-393) and index.
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