Norwich University Presents Prominent Oromo Novelist, Scholar and Filmmaker Teferi Niggusie Tafa


Feb. 20, 2018

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center presents “The Traditional Citizen Soldier: The Oromo Gadaa System in Ethiopia,” a presentation by prominent Oromo novelist, scholar and filmmaker Teferi Niggusie Tafa on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 4-5 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library South Instruction Room.

This event is free and open to the public.

Tafa is a visiting scholar at Norwich University. In addition to publishing the first (and so far only) scholarly analysis of Oromo-language novels, he has also published several of his own novels in the Oromo language, including the award-winning “Jaalala Dhuga,” by Macmillan Publishers in London and “Qondalticha,” a satirical film. His research interests ranges from nationalism, literature, and film studies.

Established in 2016, Norwich University’s Peace and War Center advances scholarship and deliberation on warfare and its mitigation, processes, and conditions of peace. The Center’s work emphasizes  research and discussion on the precipitating factors and preconditions of war and peace. In order to understand the cycles of war and peace, it is critical to examine the role of culture and language, analyze the ideological roots of turmoil, and stability, and the evolving role of technology. The Center is designed to be a multi and interdisciplinary mix of international scholars and practitioners.

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