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Ethiopian modernism under a microscope

Author: Elizabeth Giorgis Reviewer: Arefaynie Fantahun Modernist Art in Ethiopia (New African Histories) Ohio University Press (February 11, 2019) 360 pages, ISBN-10: 0821423479, ISBN-13: 978-0821423479 An updated expansion of her doctoral dissertation in History of Art and Visual Studies from…
“Evening Sun” A Poem by Gebre-Kristos Desta

የማታ ጀምበር ካንዱ ቤት ወዳንዱ በጣራው ተራምዳ፣ የጋራውን አናት እየነካች ሄዳ፣ እዩት ከስር ጥላው፣ የማይደርስበትን፣ እዩት ሰውን ጥላው፣ ሲለፋ ሲባክን። ~ ገብረክርስቶስ ደስታ Evening Sun Tiptoeing roofs of neighboring hamlets, Caressing the crown of the knoll, See the setting sun…
Gedu Andargachew resigns;  replaced by Ambachew Mekonen

Gedu replaced by Ambachew Mekonen The reason behind resignation remains unclear Gedu warned against the dangers of polarized political climate The president of the Amhara National Regional State, Gedu Andargachew tendered his resignation Friday which was accepted by the Amhara…
Boran proverbs in their cultural context

Book Introduction Text by Günther Schlee The Boran are a southern Oromo group, which occupies a senior position in Oromo traditional history. Their contact period with the Amhara was shorter than that of other Oromo groups and their dialect has…
The EPRDF should make or break: Merera Gudina

Merera Gudina discusses Ethiopia’s ongoing political transition Merera Gudina was among the speakers giving remarks at an event organized by the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) in Paris on February 21. The event, organized by the independent research and…