The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Lecture - ONLINE - New Memoirs and New Publishers in Contemporary Ethiopia

Abebe Zegeye

Thursday 20th April 2023

Online event starting at 19:00 BST - Public lecture (all welcome to join).

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Over the last few years the publishing scene in Ethiopia has witnessed a rapid expansion with books emerging on many subjects and in a variety of languages. Chief amongst these are the many new and interesting memoirs from former government officials, intellectuals, activists and other individuals detailing and commenting on their childhoods, education, politics and working life over the last three regimes in Ethiopia.

Abebe will give a brief history of publishing in Ethiopia and Ethiopian publishers outside of Ethiopia and then review the current context of publishing and background to some of the most popular and well known of the new memoirs and autobiographies currently in circulation.

Dr Abebe Zegeye holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford. He has taught at universities in the USA. South Africa and Senegal. Since 2014 he has been based in Ethiopia as Vice President of Wollo University, Director of Global Engagement and Institutional Transformation at Woldia University, and Director of Higher Education, Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He has also published extensively in social science and humanities. At present, he is Co-Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE).

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