An Eritrean Village Reacts to Land Reform
Author: David O’Kane.
Series: Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies Volume 402015
1 colour map of Eritrea, glossary, chronology
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
An Eritrean Village Reacts to Land Reform examines the roots of the Eritrean government’s land nationalisation policy – decreed in 1994 but never fully implemented – and the reactions of members of that community to that policy. Those reactions were sceptical, even though the people of this community had adopted the Eritrean national identity offered to them by the new state.
Today, as the problems of national liberation and land reform remain unresolved in Eritrea, O’Kane’s book provides new insights into the relationships between land, identity and politics in today’s Africa and today’s world.
List of Acronyms
War and Land Reform in Eritrea – the Roots of one Eritrean Village’s Historical Trajectory
‘We cannot be dependent on just the spirit of the revolution’ – Drafting and Implementing the Land Proclamation
Embaderho, a Peasant Village in the Eritrean Highlands
Kinship, Mutual Aid and Land Tenure in Embaderho
Nationalism, War and Community Identities in Embaderho
The Community and Land Reform in Embaderho
Understanding Nationalism and Land Reform in Embaderho, Eritrea and the Twenty-first Century World
David O’Kane is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, and of Queen’s University Belfast. He has taught in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Russia, New Zealand, Eritrea and Sierra Leone. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany, where he is a member of the research group Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast (West Africa).
- Multidisciplinary Views on the Horn of Africa
- Tigre Studies in the 21st Century – Tigre-Studien im 21. Jahrhundert
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