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New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

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WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

An Observer, "Revolution in Ethiopia," Monthly Review 29,3 (7-8/77):46-60. Critical early view of Mengistu regime.

Asfaw, K. "Ethiopia: transition from feudalism to bureaucratic military rule," Africa Today 36,2 (1989):81.

Demmellash, Tesfaye. "On Marxism & Ethiopian student radicalism in North America," Monthly Review 35,9 (2/84):25-37.

Dewaal, A. "Ethiopia: transition to what?" World Policy Journal 9,4 (fall-win 92):719-37.

Engedayehu, W. "Ethiopia & the politics of ethnicity," Africa Today 40,2 (1993):29-52.

Jalata, A. "Ethiopia & ethnic politics: the case of Oromo nationalism," Dialectical Anthropology 18,3 (12/93):381-402.

New Internationalist, special issue on Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia & Sudan (12/92), with articles by Richard Swift, Tony Vaux, Elsa Gebreyesus, Arthur Howes, John Galaty, Alex de Waal & Paulos Tesfagiorgis.

Steingraber, Sandra. [article on Mengistu regime], Cultural Survival Quarterly 11,4 (1987).

Szajkowski, B. "Ethiopia: a weakening Soviet connection," World Today 45,8-9 (8-9/89):153-56.

Swain, A. "Ethiopia, the Sudan, & Egypt: the Nile River dispute," Journal of Modern African Studies 35,4 (12/97):675-94.

Swinburne, Caroline. "Battle over, war begins," New Internationalist (3/94):35.

Tareke, G. "The Ethiopia-Somalia war of 1977 revisited," International Journal of African Historical Studies 33,3 (2000):635-67.

Tibebu, T. "Ethiopia: the anomaly & paradox of Africa," Journal of Black Studies 26,4 (3/96):414-30.

Zegeye, Befekadu. "On the nature of 'leftist juntas'," Monthly Review 31,3 (7-8/79):51-61, with response by Okanade Aduwuyi in 32,2 (6/88).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abbay, Alemseged. Identity Jilted, or, Re-Imagining Identity? The Divergent Paths of the Eritreaan and Tigrayan Nationalist Struggles (Lawrenceville NJ: Red Sea, 1998).

Abraham, Kinfe. Ethiopia: From Bullets to the Ballot Box. The Bumpy Road to Democracy and the Political Economy of Transition (Lawrenceville NJ: Red Sea, 1994).

Clapham, Christopher. Haile Selassie's Government (NY: Praeger, 1969).

__________. Transformation & Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia (NY: Cambridge, 1988).

Clay, Jason; Sandra Steingraber & Peter Niggli. The Spoils of Famine: Ethiopian Famine Policy & Peasant Agriculture (Cambridge MA: Cultural Survival, 1988).

Cliffe, Lionel et al. Beyond Conflict in the Horn (Trenton NJ: Red Sea, 1992).

Cotterell, Peter. Cry Ethiopia: One Man's First-Hand Account of Life & Death in a War-Torn Land (Eastbourne: MARC, 1988).

De Waal, Alexander. Evil Days: Thirty Years of War & Famine in Ethiopia (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1991).

Donham, Donald L. Marxist Modern: An Ethnographic History of the Ethiopian Revolution (Berkeley: U. California, 1999).

Doumanis, Nicholas. Myth & Memory in the Mediterranean: Remembering Fascism's Empire (NY: St. Martin's, 1997).

Eshete, Aleme. The Cultural Situation in Socialist Ethiopia (Paris, 1982).

Hagos, Tecola W. Democratization? Ethiopia (1991-94): A Personal View (Cambridge MA: Khepera, 1995).

Halliday, Fred. Soviet Policy in the Arc of Crisis (Washington: IPS, 1981).

___________. Threat from the East? Soviet Policy from Afghanistan & Iran to the Horn of Africa (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982).

Hammond, Jenny. Fire From the Ashes: A Chronicle of the Revolution in Tigray, Ethiopia, 1975-1991 (Lawrenceville NJ: Red Sea, 1999).

Imperato, Pascal James. Quest for the Jade Sea: Colonial Competition around an East African Lake (Boulder CO: Westview, 1998). Lake Rudolf in south.

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat (NY: Vintage, 1989).

Lefebvre, Jeffery A. Arms for the Horn: US Security Policy in Ethiopia & Somalia, 1953-1991(Pittsburgh: U. Pittsburgh, 1991).

Makinda, Sam. Security in the Horn of Africa: An Analysis of Post Cold-War Developments in Regional Security & Emerging Strategic Issues in Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan & Djibouti (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1992).

Marcus, Harold G. A History of Ethiopia (rev. ed.; Berkeley: U. California, 2002).

Matsuoka, Atsuko Karin & John Sorenson. Ghosts & Shadows: Construction of Identity & Community in an African Diaspora (Toronto: U. Toronto, 2001).

Mengisteab, Kidane. Ethiopia: Failure of Land Reform & Agricultural Crisis (NY: Greenwood, 1990).

Mezlekia, Nega. Notes from the Hyena's Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood (NY: Picador, 2000).

Murphy, Dervla. In Ethiopia with a Mule (London: Murray, 1968).

Nahum, Fasil. Constitution for a Nation of Nations: The Ethiopian Prospect (Lawrenceville NJ: Red Sea, 1997).

Naim, Asher. Saving the Lost Tribe: The Rescue & Redemption of the Ethiopian Jews (NY: Ballantine, 2003). How Israeli ambassador raised $35m in a few days in 1991, to relocate 15,000 threatened Falashas to Israel.

Peberdy, Max. Tigray: Ethiopia's Untold Story (London: Relief Society of Tigray UK Support Committee, 1985).

Prendergast, John Peace, Development, & People of the Horn of Africa (Washington: Center of Concern, 1992).

Sahlstrom, Berit. Political Posters in Ethiopia and Mozambique: Visual Imagery in a Revolutionary Context (Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1990).

Sauldie, Madan M. Ethiopia: Dawn of the Red Star (NY: Apt, 1982).

Sbacchi, Alberto. Ethiopia under Mussolini: Fascism & the Colonial Experience (London: Zed, 1985).

__________. Legacy of Bitterness: Ethiopia & Fascist Italy, 1935-1941 (Lawrenceville NJ: Red Sea, 1997).

Selassie, Bereket Habte. Conflict & Intervention in the Horn of Africa (NY: Monthly Review, 198?). Author resigned as attorney-general of Mengistu regime to protest violations of human rights violations.

Sorenson, John. Imagining Ethiopia: Struggles for History & Identity in the Horn of Africa (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1993).

__________ (ed.) Disaster & Development in the Horn of Africa (NY: St. Martin's, 1995).

Tareke, Gebru. Ethiopia: Power & Protest: Peasant Revolts in the 20th C. (NY: Cambridge, 1991).

Vestal, Theodore M. Ethiopia: A Post-Cold War African State (Westport CT, 1999).

Young, John. Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia: the Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975-1991 (NY, 1997).

Zegeye, A. & S. Pauseweg. Ethiopia in Change: Peasantry, Nationalism & Democracy

In the Library: Fiction

Daniachew, Worku. The Thirteenth Sun (London: Heinemann, 1973).

Due, Tananarive. The Living Blood (NY: Pocket, 2001).

Gubegna, Abbie. Defiance (NY: Oxford, 1975).

Kurtz, Jane. Faraway Home (San Diego: Harcourt, 2000).

Levitin, Sonia. The Return (NY: Atheneum, 1987).

Mezlekia, Nega. The God Who Begat a Jackal: A Novel (NY: Picador, 2002).

Rufin, Jean-Christophe. The Abyssinian (NY: Norton, 1999).

Selassie, Bereket H. Riding the Whirlwind (Trenton NJ: Red Sea, 1993).

Selassie, Berhane Mariam Sahle. The Afersata (London: Heinemann, 1969).

__________. Warrior King (London: Heinemann, 1974).

Scholefield, Alan. The Hammer of God (NY: Morrow, 1973).

Schuyler, George S. Ethiopian Stories (Boston: Northeastern U, 1994).

Tuma, Hama. The Case of the Socialist Witchdoctor & Other Stories (London: Heinemann, 1993). Satirical stories set in a court of law.

__________. Afrique politiquement incorrect (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2001).

Turshen, Meredeth & Clotilde Twagiramariya (eds.) What Women Do in Wartime: Gender & Conflict in Africa (NY: Zed, 1998).

Waugh, Evelyn. Scoop (Boston: Little, Brown, 1938).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Against Great Odds", dir. Michael Hostetler, 29m. From Palisades Home Video. Story of the Meserete Christian Church, driven underground by the Mengistu regime, which grew from 5,000 to 50,000 members in a decade.

"Black Gold" [2006], dir. Marc Francis & Nick Francis, ?m. Ethiopian farmer struggles to obtain a fair price for his coffee.

"Blood is Not Fresh Water" [1998], dir. Theo Eshetu. Filmmaker revisits Ethiopia in the compony of his historian grandfather.

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