Native Colonialism: Education and the Economy of Violence Against Traditions in Ethiopia

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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 […]

“Maqdala 1868”: Knowledge dispossession as a crime against Ethiopians today

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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 […]

ያባ እንዳወቀ ቃል!

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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 […]

What is Tirguaamme

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Tirguaamme is an indigenous methodology of knowledge production that survived tens of thousands of years in Ethiopia. The Geez term tirguaamme ትርጓሜ translates as the art of giving meaning to reality or text. It is an act of interpreting the world, a process of creating new meaning out of existing meanings (past, present, foreign, local) […]

Native Colonialism: Education and the Economy of Violence against Traditions in Ethiopia

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Yirga’s book 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 […]