Margaret River Press interview with Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes The first thing that struck me about your story, ‘When the Sky Looks Like the Belly of a Donkey,’ was its title. How important is metaphor to your work, and how do you ensure you’re harnessing your most effective, most original use of said metaphor? Metaphors do […]
Native Colonialism: Education and the Economy of Violence Against Traditions in Ethiopia examines the cause and consequence of native colonialism, the process whereby a country colonises itself with foreign institutions and ideals. Taking Ethiopia as its case study, it asks, why did a country that was never colonised replace its government, legal system and educational institutions […]
Why Ethiopia won’t succeed Yirga Gelaw (002)
An open letter to Ethiopians at home and abroad
The Imperial Narrative of Maqdala 1868 On 5 April 2018, the exhibition “Maqdala 1868” opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Comprised of treasures looted from Ethiopia, the exhibition raises ongoing controversy about treasure ownership. In the case of Ethiopia, what is important in this controversy is the fact that the question of […]
ሀገር በቀል ቅኝ ግዛት Author: ሔዋን ስሞን ማርየ:
Decolonising Ethiopian Studies Author: Hewan Semon Marye.
Ethiopia was colonised? Author: Hewan Semon Marye
Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, Native Colonialism Author: Hewan Semon Marye.
ያኔ ነፍስ ሳላውቅ ኣንድ ኣባት ነበሩ ረቂቅ ቃላቶች ነፍሴ ላይ የዘሩ። ስቁነጠነጥ ውየ ቀን ካስኮላ ዎንበር በሰንበት ቁጭ ስል ሄጀ ከእግራቸው ስር:- “ወማይኒ ሃበ ይመርሆ የሀውር ልጅ እንደቦይ ዉሃ በመሩት ይሄዳል ተግተው ካላረሙት እድሜ ኣረም ይወርሳል:: ስለዚህ ልጀ ሆይ ንገረኝ ልወቀው ምን ኣይነት ዘር ነበር ልብህ የወደቀው?” ብለው ያዮ ነበር ነፍሴን ተጠንቅቀው። ቃላትን በቃሌ መያዝ […]