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Three Faces of the Oromo Struggle

Donald N. Levine University of Chicago Kabajamtota wa’ela hojii koo, maatiifi hiriyyoota OSA, akkam jirtu? Yeroo dheeraaf wal hin garre. Asitti argamun gammachuu kooti. Waltajjii kanarratti affeeramun koo, akka gumaata, ulfinna, gammachuu guddaa naaf ta’e naaf hubadha. Dubbiin koo kun, marii hegere Oromoofi aadaa mamsiisaa isaaf fayida akka qabu abdii kooti. The call for papers for this conference–The State of

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​Farewell has colors: Adam Reta’s “Colors of Adios”

By Mulugeta Alebachew ______________ Mulugeta Alebachew is a translator and an aspiring writer based in Addis Ababa. He occasionally contributes articles about Ethiopian literature, translated short stories and book reviews to Amharic journals and magazines. He has recently published a collection of Amharic short stories titled “Mehareben Yayachihu” (2017). Mulugeta has studied English literature at Addis Ababa University. _____________ The “Colors

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​የሃሳቦች ቫይረስና አንቲ ቫይረስ?!

ሌሊሳ ግርማ “Ted Talks” በሚል ርዕስ የሚስተናገዱ የምዕራባዊያን የሀሳብ እርሾዎችን አነፍንፌ ለመከታተል እሞክራለሁኝ፡፡ ሁሉም ሀሳቦች አስገራሚ ናቸው፡፡ አንዳንድ የሚያስደነግጡም አይጠፉባቸውም፡፡ ዋናው ቁምነገር ግን የሰው ልጅ በመጪው ዘመናት ወደዬት አቅጣጫ በማምራት ላይ እንዳለ አመልካች ናቸው፡፡ ፕሮግራሙ “ምርጥ” ብሎ የሚያምንባቸውን የሀሳብ ዘረ መሎች በአለም ዙሪያ ባሉ አእምሮዎች ውስጥ ማስረፅ ዋናው አቋሙ መሆኑን “ሎጎው” ላይ ይገልፃል፡፡ ልብ ብዬ መርሆውን አላስተውለውም ነበር፡፡ በስምምነት ህግ

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​Politics through entertainment

By GIRMA FEYISSA (Addis Fortune) Music is entertainment on the main. However, it is also a powerful medium through which different messages can be conveyed. In the Ethiopian tradition, we also have musical works (songs) with double-edged puns accompanied by Masinko, a traditional Ethiopian single-stringed bowed lute. Masinko is skillfully operated by five fingers in a measured length alternating while

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