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Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference Report

By |2019-02-21T10:57:15+01:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions, Maghreb, North India, Past events, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference was convened at SOAS University of London on the 11-12th January 2019. The methodological conditions behind the conference are to consider the historical moment of the Cold War in ways other than by splitting the world into two spheres.

Barreessitoonni fi Qorattoonni Oromoo waa’ee Ogbarruu Oromoo Maal Jedhu?

By |2019-02-05T12:14:51+01:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Ayele Kebede Roba discusses Oromo literature in the Oromo language; centring discussions of world literature outside of the English language.

The Oromo Reader (1894): Oromo folksongs and the sorrow of exile

By |2019-01-31T14:23:38+01:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The second blog post on the history of Oromo folklore looks at The Oromo Reader (1894) compiled by Aster Ganno and Onesimo Nasib.

“A miniature Oromo academy in exile”: How former slaves pioneered Oromo studies

By |2019-02-01T10:11:37+01:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Assefa Tefera Dibaba introduces the history of Oromo folklore studies.

Dernières nouvelles du colonialisme: legitimising collective memory in the face of legislative amnesia

By |2019-01-21T14:20:17+01:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Isadora Hutcheson-Lovett argues that "Dernières nouvelles du colonialisme" pushes back against French legislative power; demonstrating collective transnational memory in the face of France's metropolitan amnesia.

What’s in a Name? On Afghanistan’s Fraught Persian Language Politics

By |2019-01-08T10:25:23+01:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: North India, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ronah Baha discusses the politics of the BBC's decision to name their BBC Afghanistan page 'BBC Dari', focusing on the rich diversity of Persian literary and civilisational linguistic histories.

Vahni Capildeo: The Mother Tongue is an Evil Myth

By |2019-01-15T10:16:20+01:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Is there such thing as a single language? Capildeo's poetry emphasises linguistic multiplicity even in monoglot societies.

Tmazight (Latin Script)

By |2018-06-20T17:44:48+01:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Tamyanawt n walsiwn idvrann d isayrurn ijyugrafn lli dar tindi: Afad ad yili yan umnid amaynu v tvuriwin n tskla tamaDlant” Ar issiggil usnfar n urzzu amassan lli  igan s wassav “Tamyanawt n walsiwn idvrann d isayrurn ijyugrafn lli dar tindi: Afad ad yili yan umnid amaynu v tvuriwin n tskla tamaDlant” gh igran