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Reviewed by Mohammed Ademo (@OPride) Addis Abeba, August 12/2020 – In the Ethiopian popular imagination, emperors and rulers are glorified, lionized and monumentalized while the stories and histories of those who resisted their oft-brutal rules are silenced. The oral archives of many of Ethiopia’s peoples are replete with rich stories …

Andrew DeCort, PhD, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, March 10/2020 – In a time of escalating conflict defined by us vs. them identities, Caleb Meakins was something revolutionary, refreshing, and wonderful: a person – universally beloved and respected by all. Caleb (1989-2020) was the son of an Ethiopian mother, Ruth, …

Bileh Jelan Addis Abeba, February 28/2020 – “The role of the state has not been always negative, overall its role was transformative when it comes to the promotion and protection of Irreecha,” says Lelise Dhuga, one of the panelists at a book launch event held at the National Archives & …