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Geerarsa Folksong as the Oromo National Literature

A Study of Ethnography, Folklore and Folklife in the Context of the Ethiopian Colonization of Oromia. Studies in African Literature v. 6

By (author) Addisu Tolesa
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Jun 1999
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773481931
ISBN-13: 9780773481930
Barcode No: 9780773481930
ISSN: 1351-5713
Geerarsa is a type of folksong of Ethiopia's Oromo people. This study explores their verbal art in an attempt to address the social base and political scope of Oromo folklore. Geerarsa is seen as an important part of the Oromo struggle to regain their national and cultural identity.

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