Power and its discontents

ILPI Senior Advisor Dereje Feyissa has published an article in the International Journal of African Historical Studies on Anywaa’s reactions to the Expansion of the Ethiopian State, 1950-1991.

The article draws upon previously neglected archival documents, found in the regional headquarters of Gambella, to tell of a rather different kind of revolt in which the resilience of local identities has been more important than the notion of inchoate ” class consciousness”. This analysis emphasises the importance of culture in the centre-periphery framework that has dominated our understanding of Ethiopian history since the late 19th century.

You can read article excerpt here.

Feyissa, D 2015, "Power and its discontents: Anywaa's reactions to the expansion of the Ethiopian state, 1950-1991", International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 48, no.1, pp. 31-49.

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