Knowing the centrality of ethnicity to Ethiopian politics, the silence of mainstream women’s rights movements on the topic is loud.
Land is Ethiopia’s most valuable resource, as well as the fundamental, perennial cause of conflict throughout its modern history.
For me to decide to call myself an Oromo and to insist that all others call me an Oromo was my moment of truth.
"Why do the Ethiopians hate the name Oromo and refuse to use it, insisting on the name Ethiopian?
I thought Afaan Oromo would not be able to endure and that Wallo’s fate was looming up for all Oromiyaa. So, though I had no money for the project, I made up my mind to try to save my language from sinking into oblivion by recording at least part of its vocabulary on paper.