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international level was intense. Britain, which abolished slavery in its colonies in 1833, proceeded in the 1870s and 1880s to institute a naval blockade of the East African coast to prevent the continuing slave trade, above all in the direction of Brazil, which did not abolish slavery and the slave trade until

In: Nietzsche, the Aristocratic Rebel

-Selassie’s decision-making capacities to the British East African Authorities. The rise of a civilian left in Ethiopia can be seen as part of the continued effort to creatively articulate the shape of the Ethiopian nation-state. By the 1960s regional problems (sometimes expressed as the nationalities question) were

In: Ethiopia in Theory: Revolution and Knowledge Production, 1964-2016
Author: Shamil Jeppie

Shakespeare into his native Tswana language. 3 Plaatje has been extensively studied but he is just one of a generation of black African men of letters. Anglophone West and East Africa—just to stick to the Anglo sphere of colonial rule and education—also have its mission-school educated elites whose work is

In: Philological Encounters