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Oral Traditions in World Literature – Addis Ababa Conference

By |2019-07-02T16:41:02+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Itineraries, Literary Criticism, Orality and Oral Forms|Tags: , , , , , |

In this conference, we argue that oral traditions are a vital component of world literature, and not only as an antecedent to written literatures, but in their own right. The conference seeks to move past the characterisation of oral literature as traditional, locally constrained, and less aesthetically complex than written literatures. We will show instead that oral traditions are a modern and dynamic form of literary expression everywhere around the world, sometimes able to circulate across long distances.

The Ethiopian Writers’ Association: Between Multilingual Openings and Monolingual Practice

By |2019-05-03T15:02:16+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Journals, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

When the association that claims to be “Ethiopian” restricts its policy and publications to the tradition of one language and presents that language as a representative of the country, the legitimacy of such a claim should be called into question.

“Reading together” in multilingual contexts beyond monolingual methodologies

By |2019-04-12T14:10:45+01:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Literary Criticism, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The conference programme for "Reading Together" in Multilingual Contexts Beyond Monolingual Methodologies, to be held in Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples 11-12 April 2019.

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

By |2019-07-08T13:22:38+01:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

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

By |2019-04-12T14:16:38+01:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Orality and Oral Forms, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

Ethiopia and the convergence of antifascist and anticolonial activism in the 1930s

By |2019-04-12T14:19:40+01:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr Sara Marzagora reviews Neelam Srivastava's new book "Italian Colonialism and Resistances to Empire, 1930-1977"

Farewell has colors: Adam Reta’s “Colors of Adios”

By |2019-04-12T14:37:31+01:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In his latest Amharic novel, the Ethiopian writer Adam Reta uses the metaphor of light prisms and colours to describe how couples, histories and nations part, mix and combine