Category: Books

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…
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…
Book review: Overcoming Agricultural and Food Crises in Ethiopia

Getachew Diriba: Overcoming Agricultural and Food Crises in Ethiopia: Institutional Evolution and the Path to Agricultural Transformation Imprint: Independently published, Printed in the United States of America, 2018, 447 pp, $39.95. ISBN 9781980310983 Reviewed by Teshome Hunduma and Selam Hailemichael…
“Mengistu Lemma as I knew him”

A seasoned scholar, a subtle poet, peerless moral hero: Tedla Bairu recalls Mengistu Lemma This is the third in our series of posts to celebrate the life and times of Mengistu Lemma (1928-1988), an Ethiopian playwright, dramatist, poet and diplomat,…