The Land of the Scribe and the Thumb Print: The Sociology and Politics of Literacy in Ethiopia

Sineshaw, Tilahun
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The foci of this article are two-fold: The first is to provide a critical overview of the history of literacy in Ethiopia and the
second is to highlight the sociological, political, and historical contexts within which literacy evolved over the centuries.
Built-in these discussions is a tacit theoretical underpinning that views literacy as a construct which intersects

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