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Yusuf Dirie

Yusuf is a PhD Researcher in Science, Technology Policy and Tutorial Fellow in Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex. His research interests include: understandings of progress, postcolonial and decolonial theory, critical pedagogy, power, pastoralism and policy processes.

Somalia Rising and the Single Story of Progress
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Somalia Rising and the Single Story of Progress

Progress, is a term that you now often hear used to describe the current state of affairs in Southern Somalia (especially, Mogadishu). You only need look at the many news outlets, twitter feeds, Facebook posts and statements made by politicians to observe #TheSomaliaYouNeverSee and #SomaliaRising. We are presented with images of, shiny new buildings, amenities we would expect to find in Europe, smiling peoples and...

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01 Jul 2015