Geerarsa Folksong As the Oromo National Literature: A Study of Ethnography, Folklore and Folklife in the Context of the Ethiopian Colonization of Oromia
Presents Geerarsa as an important part of the Oromo's values, attitudes, and history as they have struggled, and continue to struggle, against colonial oppression and win back their cultural and national identity.
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Oromo Folklore and Ethnography as a Historical Source
The Folkloric and Ethnographic Background
The Geerarsa Poetics in Performance
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