Hussein M. Adam, legendary Somali author, dies at 74

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Saturday January 14, 2017 - 19:36:25 in Wararkii u danbeeyay by Jama Ahmed
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    Hussein M. Adam, legendary Somali author, dies at 74

    Hargeisa- One of the leading Somali scholars, Hussein M. Adam, died at the age of 74 in the USA. Born in 1943, he became a prominent and respected author.

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Hussein M Adam. Photo by: HIBF
Hargeisa- One of the leading Somali scholars, Hussein M. Adam, died at the age of 74 in the USA. Born in 1943, he became a prominent and respected author.

Hussein M. Adam, associate professor of political science at the College of the Holly Cross, was well respected Somali scholar, and widely valued in Africa and beyond. He founded and presided Somali Studies International Association 

He was a member of the African Studies Association, the World Bank Council of African Advisors, and the African Association of Political Science.

Adam was born in Arusha, Tanzania, to a father from Somaliland and a mother with mixed blood of Masai mother and Indian father. From his birth place, Somalis know him as Xuseen Tanzaani.

Adam authored many books including From Tyranny to Anarchy and numerous articles. He attained his Ph.D in political science from Harvard.




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