The Letters and Reminiscences of Akkafehde Dalle and Oshuu Agaa

ab 24,90 

Ezekiel Gebissa, Wolbert G.C. Smidt (Eds.)

Two Oromo Former Slaves in Germany in the Early Nineteenth Century

ISBN 978-3-643-91332-6
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2020
Seiten 208
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Northeast African History, Orality and Heritage


The Oromo are today the most important ethnic group of Ethiopia. Until the
19th century expansion of Ethiopia most Oromo groups were living outside
the Christian Ethiopian Empire. There is a general lack of older
documentations of their oral traditions and literature, as this rich
heritage has been started to be documented only very recently. It is the
more interesting and fascinating, that a group of young Oromo living in
Germany in the early 19th century have left collections of letters and
accounts, in which they refer to the oral literature of their time. These
texts are presented in this volume.