Suugonimo by Sharmaarke Adan


By (author): Sharmaarke Adan

Title: Suugonimo

Subtitle: Threads of Somali Identity


Introducing "Suugonimo: Threads of Somali Identity," an extraordinary archive photobook that transcends the boundaries of mere fashion photography. Through the lens of the Somali experience, this collection intertwines the vibrant attire and cultural significance of garments originating from the Xamarweyne district and London.

Within these pages, you'll discover more than just fabric and design; each photograph unveils the profound stories and expressions embedded within the Somali community. The intricate details of Suugonimo become symbolic threads weaving together histories, traditions, and personal journeys, showcasing the richness of Somali heritage and the dynamic nature of cultural expression.

Through captivating portraiture, Somali individuals become living canvases, each reflecting a unique story and connection to Suugonimo. These images not only celebrate the aesthetics of Somali fashion but also provide a deeper understanding of the cultural significance carried by these garments. Set against the backdrop of the Xamarweyne district, this photobook offers a dynamic exploration where clothing craftsmanship intertwines with daily life, actively shaping the evolution of Suugonimo by those who wear it. It's a celebration of individual and collective identities, documenting cultural resilience and the enduring beauty found within the fabric of Somali life.

"Suugonimo: Threads of Somali Identity" is more than just a photobook; it's a visual language that speaks volumes about heritage, belonging, and the ever-evolving tapestry of Somali culture. Explore the intersectionality of dress and cultural identity like never before, and embark on a journey that transcends aesthetics to uncover the soul of Somali identity.

ISBN: 978-87-7620-211-8

Book language: English

Publishing house: Snap Collective


Editorial Assistant: Anna Romanovici

Designer: Elena Bidnenko

Published on: in production

Category: Art

Price (€): 89

Keywords: Suugonimo, Somalis, Imagery, fashion

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