The representation of ‘Ethiopianness’ and ‘Oromoness’ in two Afaan Oromoo novels

Ethiopia is generally described as an old African nation, with an early state system beginning the Aksumite kingdom, the conversion to Christianity in the fourth century AD, the mythology Solomon and Sheba, the victory over Italian imperialists in 1896, and the restoration of H Selassie in 1941 after the five-year Italian occupation. Addis Ababa, where the Organization African Unity, and later the African Union, have been headquartered since 1963, is the unofficial ‘capital of Africa’, giving to Ethiopia a special prestige and recognition in the contemporary African scene. However, the historical and political narratives projected by Ethiopia’s ruling elites are sometimes at odds with the perceptions of the Oromo people…[…]

Source: Journal of African Cultural Studies

Author: 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network

Mulugeta Woldetsadik-Librarian @ Hawassa University, Hawassa City, Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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