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Soldiers, martyrs, traitors, and exiles : political conflict in Eritrea and the diaspora

Author: Tricia M Redeker Hepner
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2009.
Series: Ethnography of political violence.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title is an exploration of the Eritrean struggle for independence from Ethiopia in the late 20th century. The book focuses on the way the Eritrean revolution drew refugees and exiles from the United States and nationalist guerilla fighters in the Horn of Africa together in a common, yet contested political project.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tricia M Redeker Hepner
ISBN: 9780812241716 0812241711 9780812221510 0812221516
OCLC Number: 290494421
Description: xiv, 249 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Eritrea and exile --
A tale of two fronts : nationalism and political identity in the ELF and EPLF --
Transnational Tegadelti : fighters and exiles in the 1970s --
Eritrea in exile : refugees and community building in the United States --
Ties that bind and sometimes choke : transnational dissonance in Eritrea and exile --
A painful paradox : transnational civil society and the sovereign state.
Series Title: Ethnography of political violence.
Responsibility: Tricia Redeker Hepner.

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The first ethnography of the Eritrean struggle for independence documents the transnational dimensions of revolution and nation-building from the dual perspective of both Eritrea and its U.S.  Read more...

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