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.