Theorizing embeds an ideological terrain where a variety of social conundrums are consciously observed, reflected on, shared, tested, discussed and debated in the public domain. It measures the scope of our understanding pertinent of and to our own worldview as well as to the meaningful reinterpretations of the factors inherent to such views. A project of this nature domesticates the theoretical assumptions of the Somali people viewed from their own perspectives in responding to the often westernized, single axis mode of problematizing everything Somali. Viewed from another angle, it embraces the continental yearning for indigenous theorization of the African socio-political as well as socio-cultural milieu. Through this edited book of theoretical as well as empirical reflections, the aim is not to discredit earlier theorization efforts but rather a wish to minimize the absence of potential additional conceptualizations and analyses by putting into perspective an indigenous framework that suits the interpretation of multiple realities within the locus of theorization and presented from the fountain of local-regional intellectual viewpoints. Therefore, in our endeavour of engaging some local and regional theorizations and the reflections of their thought, we discuss few of them who contributed to comment on contemporary social, political, cultural as well as literary realities. The scholarly pieces compiled in this volume quest for a better and more understanding of the dialectics and the transformations taking place among the Somali society.
About the Editors
Dr. Abdulkadir Osman Farah teaches and researches at Aalborg University on Migration, Development, Transnational Encounters and Connections, Transnational NGOs, New-regionalism and Transnational State Formation.
Dr Mohamed A. Eno is the Executive President of University of Southern Somalia, Baidoa, Southwest State of Somalia.