“Resistance is our Culture”: An Archival Exploration of Oromo Diaspora Organizing

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Jaye Bass, M. 2020. “Resistance is our Culture”: An Archival Exploration of Oromo Diaspora Organizing. Displaced Voices: A Journal of Archives, Migration and Cultural Heritage. 1 (1), pp. 72-75. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.8965z
AuthorsJaye Bass, M.
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The Oromo people of the Horn of Africa have been engaged in a struggle for liberation and justice since their colonization by the Abyssinian Empire in the 1880s. Despite, beyond, and against this discursive violence, Oromo people have been creating liberatory spaces and alternative stories of Oromo life. In this article I explore resistance writing and organizational materials created by members of the Oromo diaspora in the 1970s and 1980s. This archival collection, housed in Berlin, Germany, shares a story of transnational solidarity. It also demonstrates the power of the archive itself as an active participant in documenting, remembering, and supporting the Oromo struggle.

JournalDisplaced Voices: A Journal of Archives, Migration and Cultural Heritage
Journal citation1 (1), pp. 72-75
ISSN2633-2396
Year2020
PublisherLiving Refugee Archive, University of East London
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