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Buraanbur: Cultural Beauty, Peace Promotion and Tribal Prejudice

This report explores the diaspora’s relationship with buraanbur and how both personal and political identities are created through this art-form. The research highlights the cultural importance and contribution of buraanbur to Somali culture. Despite buraanbur being one of the most profound poetic art-forms, there is very little research about the political power of this artform. Although we know it is highly politicised with tribalism, its main function has always been to not only celebrate but for self-expression which has previously worked positively in influencing history for Somali women.