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Title:Special issue: Mazruiana and the Oromo
Editor:Adem, SeifudeinISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:The journal of Oromo studies
Volume:16
Issue:1
Pages:1-163
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Ethiopia
Subjects:Oromo
conflict
ethnicity
nation building
pan-Africanism
Islam
gender
biographies (form)
About persons:Ali Al'Amin Mazrui (1933-2014)ISNI
Barack Husein Obama (1961-)ISNI
Abstract:Ali Mazrui devoted his career to setting the record straight about Africa, Islam and the global South in general. The thread that connects the disparate elements of his work is concern for the powerless that are surrounded by an array of powerful forces. The Oromo as a group did not figure in Mazrui's work, but his keynote address to the 2008 Oromo Studies Conference in Minneapolis is the beginning of a process of mutual understanding. This keynote address (Towards sociopolitical reform in the Greater Horn of Africa: ethnicity, religion, language, gender and cultural convergence) is presented in this special issue of The Journal of Oromo Studies, following the editorial (Mazruiana and the Oromo: in recognition of Ali Mazrui), by Ezekiel Gebissa. It is followed by four articles: Ali A. Mazrui and the Oromo: nationalism, Pan-Africanism and human rights, by Seifudein Adem; Africans and the audacity of Islamic hope: reflections on the Islamic aspect of Mazruiana, by Thomas Uthup; The paradox of gender in Mazrui's 'Triple heritage', by Etin Anwar; and Black achievement in politics and letters: Barack Obama and Ali Mazrui in a North-South perspective, by Seifudein Adem. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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