Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Below are links to the journals with my articles. If you’re institutionalised and can get past the academic paywall then please download from there (it’s all about metrics, unfortunately…). If not, the PDFs of my final accepted drafts are also here for anyone to download.  

“New media, performative violence, and state reconstruction in Mogadishu” African Affairs, 117 (468) 392–414 (2018). PDF of Author Accepted Manuscript: AAM New media

“Cartoons in conflict: Amin Arts and transnational geopolitical imagination in the Somali -language public sphere” Critical African Studies. 9(3) 350-376 (2017). PDF of Author Accepted Manuscript: AAM Cartoons

“Spies, stonework and the suuq: Somali nationalism and the narrative politics of Harakat Al Shabaab Al Mujaahidiin’s online propaganda” Journal of Eastern African Studies, 10(2) 247-265 (2016). PDF of Author Accepted Manuscript: AAM Al Shabaab propaganda

Book reviews:

“Elusive Jannah: The Somali diaspora and a borderless Muslim identity” by Cawo M. Abdi, Reviewed for Journal of Islamic Studies, published online May 2016.

“The real politics of the Horn of Africa: money, war and the business of power” by Alex de Waal, Reviewed for Journal of National Identities, published online June 2016.

“Everyday Media Culture in Africa: Audiences and Users” edited by Wendy Willems and Winston Mano. Reviewed for Africa at LSE, June 2017.

‘Grey’ literature:

“‘Regional’ representation and resistance: Is there a relationship between 2017 elections in Somalia and Somaliland?” Horn of African Bulletin, Volume 29 Issue 1, January-February 2017.

“What you need to know to understand Al Shabaab” ‘Long read’ commentary for Centre on Religion and Geopolitics, September 21, 2016.

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