Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia : Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi Paperback / softback
Edited by Gerard Prunier, Eloi Ficquet
When we think of Ethiopia we tend to think in cliches: Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the Falasha Jews, the epic reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, the Communist Revolution, famine and civil war.
Among the countries of Africa it has a high profile yet is poorly known.
How- ever all cliches contain within them a kernel of truth, and occlude much more.
Today's Ethiopia (and its painfully liberated sister state of Eritrea) are largely obscured by these mythical views and a secondary literature that is partial or propagandist.
Moreover there have been few attempts to offer readers a comprehensive overview of the country's recent history, politics and culture that goes beyond the usual guidebook fare.
Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia seeks to do just that, presenting a measured, detailed and systematic analysis of the main features of this unique country, now building on the foundations of a magical and tumultuous past as it struggles to emerge in the modern world on its own terms.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/09/2015
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9781849042611
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