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THE JOURNAL OF OROMO STUDIES, Volume 16, No. 1, March 2009, Editor: Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University


THE JOURNAL OF OROMO STUDIES, Volume 16, No. 1, March 2009, Editor: Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University

ISSN 1070-2202 472

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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:

Editorial Overview
In Recognition of Ali Mazrui
Ezekiel Gebissa
Towards Socio-Political Reform in the Greater Horn of Africa: Ethnicity, Religion, Language, Gender, and Cultural Convergence
Ali Mazrui

Ali A. Mazrui and the Oromo: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Human Rights
Seifudein Adem
Africans and the Audacity of Islamic Hope: Reflections on the Islamic Aspect of Mazruiana
Thomas Uthup
The Paradox of Gender in Mazrui’s Triple Heritage
Etin Anwar
Black Achievement in Politics and Letters: Barack Obama and Ali Mazrui in a North-South Perspective
Seifudein Adem

Book Review
Lyda Favali and Roy Pateman, Land, Blood, and Sex: Legal and Political Pluralism in Eritrea.
Reviewer Fikru Gebrekidan

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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