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The Islah Movement: Islamic Moderation in the War-torn Somalia By Abdurahman Abdullahi
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This paper was presented at the Second Nordic Horn of Africa Conference held on 31 October -01 November, 2008, Norway, Oslo University. The Islah Movement, being ideologically affiliated to the... More > Muslim Brotherhood, has been continually developing its organizational capacity and sharpening its views on major contemporary issues since 1978. Scholarly studies of the Islamic movements in Somalia remain very superficial, based mostly on sensational media coverage and security related studies in the post-9/11 event and increased curiosity in the political Islam in the Horn of Africa. This paper benefits from the opportunity of its author being a researcher, witness and participant of the historical evolution of the Islah Movement. It contributes to filling the knowledge gaps in this particular field of Islamic studies in the Horn of Africa and highlights the moderate nature of Islah and its position on major contemporary issues.< Less
The Last Summer By Nils Bjorgaas
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The Last Summer is the story of life in a rural community in Western Norway in the 1940’s, right after The Second World War, seen through the eyes of Jens, a boy who is 12 years old as the... More > story begins and 14 by the end. It was first published in Norwegian in 1950. The title of the book was Siste Sommaren and it was given the Best Book of the Year Award for Children and Young People’s Literature in Norway. Although meant as a book for young people, it has been enjoyed through the years by all ages. The author, Nils Bjorgaas, was a teacher and writer who grew up in Voss, Norway. He was a great storyteller who could particularly describe the world opening up to a young boy growing out of childhood. The author’s niece, Kari Bye, has translated the book into English. She also grew up in Voss, and moved back there after 30 years in the United States. She has worked as a designer and cultural educator in both countries.< Less
THE LONG COAST By MIKE BENT
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A family saga, a shipping company history, and the story of the career of a rather unique Norwegian coastal steamer, rolled into one, provide the background for 'The Long Coast'. The action, focusing... More > on the lives and loves of young Gilbert Hansen and his neighbours Rigmor and Ragnhild Isaachsen, whose parents run shipping agencies in Gijón in northern Spain, takes us from Asturias during the tumultuous years of the Republic and the first fifteen months of the Civil War, via post-Depression England and the Icelandic convoys crossing the submarine-infested North Atlantic, to the occupied Norway of the early 1940s.< Less
THE LONG COAST By MIKE BENT
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A family saga, a shipping company history, and the story of the career of a rather unique Norwegian coastal steamer, rolled into one, provide the background for 'The Long Coast'. The action, focusing... More > on the lives and loves of young Gilbert Hansen and his neighbours Rigmor and Ragnhild Isaachsen, whose parents run shipping agencies in Gijón in northern Spain, takes us from Asturias during the tumultuous years of the Republic and the first fifteen months of the Civil War, via post-Depression England and the Icelandic convoys crossing the submarine-infested North Atlantic, to the occupied Norway of the early 1940s.< Less
Undersee Sud By James Phillips
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A fictional story of how The Fuhrer and senior Nazis escaping from War torn Third Reich to Argentina by submarine from Norway. A poor teacher's son joins the German Army for an education and... More > becomes a gunnery officer. He joins the newly created air force The Luftwaffe at it's inception and becomes an iron-cross ace in The Condor Legion in Spain. As war starts with Britain he is posted to be the "aide-de-camp" to a senior General in Army Headquarters. He is drafted to visit Auchswitz to recruit whores for the senior officers brothels, and falls in love with a Jewish girl. He smuggles her out of Auchswitz as a whore, but hides her in his apartment in Berlin. As the war ends he is ordered to organise the escape of the Fuhrer and senior Nazis from Germany to Argentina. Israeli Intelligence sets his wife up to assassinate The Fuhrer, but she accidentally shoots her husband. The Fuhrer eventually dies in his open prison in the Andes.< Less