The Oromo In Exile

The Oromo In Exile

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The movement of thousands of refugees from the Horn of Africa to Australia has only recently begun to attract interest among the media and general public. Perhaps the least known among these refugees are the Oromo people who have fled continued persecution in Ethiopia. By the year 2002, more than fifteen hundred Oromo had found their way to Australia. In this totally original book, Greg Gow provides a privileged insight into the values and meanings of lives that could easily be seen as marginal. Packed with insight and imageful observation, The Oromo in Exile communicates some of the vibrancy and complexity among these people from the Horn of Africa who are now living in Australia. Arising out of a series of dramatic and sometimes startling encounters, the book addresses the question of identity and place by giving voice to the pain of exile - not only among the Oromo but displaced people more generally.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 160.5 x 234.2 x 13.2mm | 344.74g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 15 colour illustrations
  • 0522849903
  • 9780522849905

About Greg Gow

Greg Gow lives in Melbourne where he teaches.show more