Abdirahman Hussein

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Abdirahman Hussein (born in Hargeisa, Somaliland) is a scholar and teacher who taught at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is best known for his book on Edward Said, Edward Said: Criticism and Society (London: Verso, 2002), in which he offers a critical study of Said and his influences.[1] The book was praised by Bart Moore-Gilbert for its "judicious critique" of Moore-Gilbert's own 1997 study of Said in which, he says, he did not pay sufficient attention to the "Palestinian dimensions and orientations of Said's thinking".[2] Also noted is Hussein's "triangulation" of Joseph Conrad, whose Heart of Darkness is, according to Hussein, "foundational to Said's entire career and project".[3] One of Hussein's focal points is Said's 1976 book Beginnings: Intention and Method, whose importance he says is overlooked.[4][5]


  1. ^ Robbins, Bruce W. (2011). "Blaming the System". In David Palumbo-Liu. Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture. Bruce W. Robbins, Nirvana Tanouki. Duke UP. pp. 41–66. ISBN 9780822348481. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Moore-Gilbert, B. J. (2009). Postcolonial Life-Writing: Culture, Politics and Self-Representation. Taylor & Francis. p. 153. ISBN 9780415443005. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, Conor (2010). The Cambridge Introduction to Edward Said. Cambridge UP. pp. 16–. ISBN 9781139491402. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Ferial J. Gbazoul, ed. (2007). "Terry Eagleton: Edward Said, Cultural Politics, and Critical Theory (An Interview)". Edward Said and Critical Decolonization. American U in Cairo P. pp. 254–69. ISBN 9789774160875. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Abraham, Matthew (2006). "Territorial Ambition". In Sylvia Nagy-Zekmi. Paradoxical Citizenship: Edward Said. Lexington. p. 77. ISBN 9780739109885. Retrieved 27 February 2013.