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THE JOURNAL OF OROMO STUDIES, Volume 17, Number 1, 2010, Editor: Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University


THE JOURNAL OF OROMO STUDIES, Volume 17, Number 1, 2010, Editor: Ezekiel Gebissa, Kettering University

1070-2202 714

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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:

The "Galla" that Never Was: Its origin and Reformulation in a Hinterland of Comparative Disadvantage
Daniel Ayana

Invisible Matter: "Galla" in the Ethiopian and European Imaginations
Tsega Etefa

Tying Oromo History: The Manipulation of Dress during the late Nineteenth Century
Peri M. Klemm

Orature, Resistance, Nationalism: A Historical Overview of the Developement of Written Oromo Literature
Mohammed Hassen

"Putting Down" Wommen with male Oratory: An Analysis of Dhaawaa, and Oral Poetic Form among the Boorana Oromo

Father Paul Tablino

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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