Culture and Customs of Ethiopia, 1st Edition

  • Solomon Addis Getahun
  • Wudu Tafete Kassu
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  • ISBN-10: 0313086060
  • ISBN-13: 9780313086069
  • DDC: 963
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Explore the fascinating culture of Ethiopia, a highly diverse nation built on the foundations of ancient kingdoms-truly a melting pot of traditions from Africa as well as other continents. With increasing freedom of speech and growing access to technology, Ethiopians are better able-and more eager-than ever to share ideas, art, and information not only with each other, but with the rest of the world. This detailed volume offers readers informed perspectives on one of the world's oldest populations, covering its long-ago history as well as its evolution in the 21st century. Readers will discover Ethiopa's collection of written and oral stories, unique art and architecture inspired by royalty and religion, delicious cuisine, and many forms of music, dress, and dance. The book's chapters also describe important changes in Ethiopia's social customs, prevalent attitudes regarding women, and the nation's historically oppressive political system.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Introduction.
2: Religion and Worldview.
3: Literature and Media.
4: Architecture and Art.
5: Cuisine and Traditional Dress.
6: Gender Roles, Marriage, and Family.
7: Social Customs and Lifestyles.
8: Music and Dance.
About the Authors.