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Ethnicity & Conflict in the Horn of Africa

By Katsuyoshi Fukui

“This volume provides lucid commentary on situations which defy simple description…It is impossible to do justice to all the contributors. The essays are uniformly interesting and the volume is a contribution both to the ethnography of the Horn of Africa and the wider literature on ethnicity and warfare.”

Social Anthropology

Ethnicity and Conflict in the Horn of Africa is a timely contribution both to the understanding of the puzzling conflicts that seem to abound in the postcolonial experience of this region and to the growing re-examination of ethnic identities, groups, conflicts, and concepts. These case studies present a wealth of cultural, historical, and political information…The authors clearly show the fluidity and contingency of a variety of ethnic identities and attempt to reconceptualize the processes that have come to define their conflicts as ethnic.”

Jay O'Brien, International Review of African Historical Studies

“The detailed insights and understanding of ethnic motivation described here should be of interest to a wider audience than anthropologists, in fact to all those involved in the fields of aid, development or conflict solution.”

Patrick Gilkes, African Affairs

Composed of eleven studies on the Horn of Africa, the book is based on primary research by David Turton, Hiroshi Matsuda, John Lamphear, Eisei Kurimoro, Wendy James, P.T.W. Baxter, Tim Allen and others.

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