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Title:Special issue: Sisai Ibssa and the Oromo national movement
Editor:Holcomb, Bonnie K.
Periodical:The journal of Oromo studies
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:Ethiopian studies
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About person:Sisai Ibssa
Abstract:This special issue of 'The Journal of Oromo Studies' is devoted to honouring Sisai Ibssa, one of the founders of the Oromo Studies Association in 1986. It examines his contribution to Oromo studies and to the Oromo liberation movement. Bonnie K. Holcomb introduces Sisai and his intellectual journey. Lubee Birru provides background and biographical data on Sisai, his maternal uncle. Asafa Jalata reflects on his conversations with Sisai Ibssa, sketching a portrait of an Oromo activist-scholar. Mohammed Hassen deals with 'The invention of Ethiopia', by Sisai Ibssa and Bonnie Holcomb (1990), testing their core thesis of dependent colonialism. Bereket Habte Selassie focuses on the Oromo question and Sisai's philosophy of self-determination. In the final article, Abarra Tafarra examines Sisai's work toward establishing the United Liberation Forces of Oromia (ULFO). [ASC Leiden abstract]