International Journal of Ethiopian Studies [I:1] [1543-4133]


Author : Elias Wondimu

ISBN Code : 1543-4133
Language : English
Pages number : 246
Format : Paperback; 6"x9"

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



  1. Eurocentrism and Ethiopian Historiography: Deconstructing Semitization. By Messay Kebede
  2. Ethiopia: The “Exit Generation” and Future Leaders. By David H. Shinn
  3. Historical Overview of Ethiopic Writing System’s Possible Influence on the Development of the Armenian Alphabet. By Ayele Bekerie
  4. Rural Poverty, Food Insecurity and Environmental Degradation in Ethiopia: A Case Study from South Central Ethiopia. By Sisay Asefa
  5. The Habshis. By Astair Gebremariam Mengesha
  6. A Discourse on the Draft Ethiopian Press Law. By Alemayehu G. Mariam
  7. Mapping Obscurity: Excavating Meaning Base Materials and the African Literary Tradition. By Chris Abani
  8. Emperor Haile Selassie’s First State Visit to the United States in 1954: The Oklahoma Interlude. By Theodore M. Vestal
  9. Pro- And Anti- Ethiopian Pamphleteering in Britain During the Italian Fascist Invasion And Occupation (1935-41). By Richard Pankhurst
  10. The Causes of the Failure of the Present Regime in Ethiopia. By Daniel Kendie

Review Essays:

  1. Sylvia Pankhurst: Counsel For Ethiopia Reviewed. By Paulos Milkias
  2. Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia: The Reformist Intellectuals of the Early Twentie Century. Reviewed by Berhanu Abegaz 

In Memorium

  1. Eskunder Boghossian by Elizbet Woldegiyorgis
  2. Sergew Hable Selassie by Fikre Tollosa
  3. Harold Marcus by Fikre Tollosa

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