Joseph L. Venosa

Joseph L. Venosa is an assistant professor of African history at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

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Paths toward the Nation · Islam, Community, and Early Nationalist Mobilization in Eritrea, 1941–1961
By Joseph L. Venosa

In the early and mid-1940s, during the period of British wartime occupation, community and religious leaders in the former Italian colony of Eritrea engaged in a course of intellectual and political debate that marked the beginnings of a genuine national consciousness across the region.

“In my considered opinion, Paths toward the Nation is an excellent scholarly work that tells the story of the evolution and struggle for survival of Eritrean nationalism .… Venosa’s work represents a significant contribution to the study of Eritrea’s national struggle for independence”

Bereket Habte Selassie, professor of African Studies and Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill