Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking
Publication date: 
2010
Accord issue: 
21

Maxamed Daahir Afrax explores how social and cultural components of Somali life can impact on peace and security. His article discusses how Somali poets, singers and actors have responded to the long crisis. He explains the importance of understanding war and peace in the Somali regions through a cultural lens and the power of culture in influencing attitudes to both.

In a society where skills of oratory are highly respected, speeches and verbal agreements can carry more weight than written peace accords. 

Maxamed Daahir Afrax