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Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia
The Reformist Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century

By Bahru Zewde

In this exciting new study, Bahru Zewde, one of the foremost historians of modern Ethiopia, has constructed a collective biography of a remarkable group of men and women in a formative period of their country's history. Ethiopia's political independence at the end of the nineteenth century put this new African state in a position to determine its own levels of engagement with the West. Ethiopians went to study in universities around the world. They returned with the skills of their education acquired in Europe and America, and at home began to lay the foundations of a new literature and political philosophy. Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia describes the role of these men and women of ideas in the social and political transformation of the young nation and later in the administration of Haile Selassie.

Bahru Zewde is a senior lecturer in history at Addis Ababa University.   More info →

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978-0-8214-1446-0
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Release date: November 2002
288 pages · 6 × 9 in.
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