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Djibouti

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The country of Djibouti, formerly French Somaliland and, in 1967, the French Territory of the Afars and Issas, achieved independence in 1977. It has around half a million inhabitants. Djibouti is made up of the Issa, a Somali clan...

More than Costume History: Dress in Somali Culture

Heather Marie Akou

Associate Professor of Fashion Design, Indiana University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...In the twenty-first century, immigration has become a major concern around the world. What happens when a country like Iraq or Somalia breaks down? Who should be able to migrate from one place to another? Does the West need to take in every...

Somalia

Heather Marie Akou

Associate Professor of Fashion Design, Indiana University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Somalia is located in the Horn of Africa. The northern coast is less than one hundred miles from the Arabian Peninsula and shares a great deal of history and dress with that region. In the cities, houses are built with thick walls to keep...