International Journal of Ethiopian Studies [VII:1&2] [978-1-59907-069-8]


Author : Elias Wondimu

ISBN Code : 978-1-59907-069-8
Language : English
Pages number : 220
Format : Paperback; 6”x9”; Illustrations

International Journal of Ethiopian Studies (IJES) is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal dedicated to scholarly research relevant to or informed by the Ethiopian experience. IJES publishes two issues a year of original work in English and Amharic to readers around the world.

Established in 2002, the IJES is dedicated to the research and study of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. The journal contains original articles, reviews, and features filled with relevant, in-depth information on important issues. It serves as a venue for the sharing and cross fertilization of research by scholars working on issues that matter to the region and promotes important voices internationally.



Elias Wondimu, Loyola Marymount University



Alemayehu Gebremariam, California State University, San Bernardi

Maimire Mennasemay, Dawson College

Theodore Vestal, Oklahoma State University



Fikru Gebrekidan, St. Thomas University

Editorial Statement



1. The Dichotomy between Reality and Rhetoric in African Politics: Placing Ethiopia in the ‘Continental’ Pan-African Movement. By Belete Belachew Yihun

2. Critical Reflections on an Oromo Aphorism and Emancipation. By Maimire Mennasemay

3. The Politics of the Imposed and Negotiation of the Emerging Nile Basin Regime. By Aaron Tesfaye

4. The Quest for Equitable Resolution of the Nile Waters Dispute: Wandering in the Wilderness? By Dereje Zeleke Mekonnen

5. Politics and Religion in Haile Selassie’s Ethiopia: Apogee and Crisis of a Confessional African State (1916-1974). By Paolo Borruso



1. Republicans on the Throne: a Personal Account of Ethiopia’s Modernization and Painful Quest for Democracy. By Tekalign Gedamu

2. Soaring on Winged Verse: The Life of Ethiopian Poet-Playwright Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin. By Fasil Yitbarek

3. From Tyranny to Anarchy: The Somali Experience. By Hussein M. Adam



• Editor’s Note: “Kililistanization” of Ethiopia: The Coming to Pass of Roman Prochazka’s Prescription. By Alemayehu G. Mariam

• Abyssinia: The Powder Barrel: A Book on the Most Burning Question of the Day. By Paron Roman Prochazka



1. Tadesse Tamrat

2. Yonas Admassu

3. Donald Crummey



• Year 2009

Notes to Contributors

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