This small Tigrinya book consists three critical essays dealing with African liberation theology; African indigenous knowledge systems; and a call for the need of a paradigm shift in addressing Africa’s pressing challenges with an especial attention to the Eritrean case. The book takes its name from the last essay in the collection, “The Road to the Land: Or How Do We Get There?” In it, he describes the deteriorating conditions in Eritrea concerning freedom of speech and human rights, and explains why democratic initiatives within and outside the country stagnated creating more repression and political, ethnic, and religious hatred and divisions amongst the country’s political forces and citizens. As a way forward, he advises his fellow-country men and women to fight against interiorized fear; all forms of internal and external xenophobia; and recognize the essential values of diversity, mutual-respect, and tolerance.
ፕሮፈሶር ግርማይ ነጋሽ፡ናይ ስነ-ጽሑፍ መምህርን፡ ዲረክተር ናይ ‘ኣፍሪቃ ፕሮግራም’ን ኣብ ኦሆዮ ዩኒቨርሲቲ እዩ። ፕሮፌሰር ግርማይ ናይ ደረስቲ ናጽነት ዝተሰምየት ብ2006 ዝተሓትመት ደራሲ እዩ።
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
GHIRMAI NEGASH is a professor of postcolonial literatures, and Director of the African Studies Program, Ohio University, Athens. He is the author The Freedom of the Writer (2006).
Literature, Literary Criticism, Current Affairs/AFRICA