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THE JOURNAL OF OROMO STUDIES: Volume 14, Number 1, February/March 2007, Editor: Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University


THE JOURNAL OF OROMO STUDIES: Volume 14, Number 1, February/March 2007, Editor: Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University

ISSN 1070-2202

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The Journal of Oromo Studies (JOS) is a leading scholarly publication of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA). Issued twice a year, the journal publishes articles pertaining to all areas of Oromo Studies past, present and future, including topics related to the Oromo Diaspora worldwide. Its interdisciplinary scope and revisionary approach offers readers a critical view of the socioeconomic, political and cultural achievements of the Oromo people in their interactions with the people of the Horn of Africa.

Reflecting the diverse interests of OSA members, the journal emphasizes multidisciplinarity and embraces variety by publishing articles that allow both the specialist and the general reader gain far-reaching insights and a thorough understanding of the Oromo people and the Horn of Africa region.

The contributed essays included in this issue are:

Meroitic/Oromo Ethiopian Continuity: Call for a Research Project by Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis

US Support for Democratization in Ethiopia: Diplomatic and Development Tracks by David H. Shinn

The Oromo and the Coalition for Unity and Democracy by Siegfried Pausewang

Oromo National Political Leadership: Assessing the Past and Mapping the Future by Asafa Jalata and Harwood Schaffer

Great African Nation Often Designated under the Name “Galla”Antoine D’Abbadie; Translation from French, by Ayalew Kanno

The Significance of Antoine d’Abbadie in Oromo Studies by Mohammed Hassen

Marco Bassi, Decisions in the Shade: Political and Juridical Processes among the Oromo-Borana. Trans. Cynthia Salvadori. Reviewer: Paul Baxter
Bahru Zewde, Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia: The Reformist Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century Reviewer Ezekiel Gebissa

EZEKIEL GEBISSA is Associate Professor of History at Kettering University. He is the author of Leaf of Allah: Khat and the Transformation of Agriculture in Harerge, Ethiopia, 1875-1991 (James Currey and Ohio University Press, 2004). He has published several articles in refereed journals. He is past president of the Oromo Studies Association and currently editor of the Journal of Oromo Studies.

Oromo Studies/AFRICA

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