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Next Society Event: 21st May 2024 - Lecture - ONLINE - In the Eyes of a Ferenji - Ethiopia, 1970-2023 - Haggai Erlich

Online event starting at 19:00 GMT - Public lecture (all welcome to join).

Note - Register for the event on Eventbrite and you'll be emailed a Zoom link shortly before the event.

Haggai Erlich will discuss five decades of hopes and disillusions that he experienced as he tried to understand the "mysterious magnetism" of that great country.

His most recent book Greater Tigray and the Mysterious Magnetism of Ethiopia, Hurst Publishers, was published in October 2023.

Haggai Erlich is Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University, and former head of Middle Eastern History studies at the Open University of Israel. Haggai completed his BA studies in Tel Aviv University in General History and History of the Middle East and Africa, and his MA studies in the Hebrew University. In 1973 he received his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he wrote his thesis on the History of Ras Alula, under the guidance of professors Richard Gray and Edward Ullendorff. He has written dozens of books and articles on the history of the Horn of Africa and was the 2010 Landau Prize recipient in African Studies. A selection of the books he has written in English about Ethiopia include:

Ethiopia and Eritrea, Ras Alula, 1875–1897, Michigan State University Press, 1982. (Reprinted under the title Ras Alula and the scramble for Africa. A political biography: Ethiopia and Eritrea 1875-1897, new preface, Red Sea Press, 1996).

The Struggle Over Eritrea, 1962–1978, Hoover Institution, 1983.

Ethiopia and The Challenge of Independence, Lynne Rienner, 1986.

Ethiopia and the Middle East, Lynne Rienner, 1994.

The Cross and the River: Ethiopia, Egypt and the Nile, Lynne Rienner, 2002.

Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia – Christianity, Islam and Politics Entwined, Lynne Rienner, 2007.

Islam and Christianity in the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Lynne Rienner, 2010.

Alliance and Alienation : Ethiopia and Israel in the Days of Haile Selassie, Red Sea Press, 2013.

Haile Selassie: His Rise, His Fall, Lynne Rienner, 2018.

Greater Tigray and the Mysterious Magnetism of Ethiopia, Hurst Publishers, 2023.

Please reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

Eventbrite Tickets - In the Eyes of a Ferenji - Ethiopia, 1970–2023 by Haggai Erlich

Greater Tigray and the Mysterious Magnetism of Ethiopia book Greater Tigray and the Mysterious Magnetism of Ethiopia by Haggai Erlich

Publisher: Hurst, 26 October 2023
ISBN: 9781805260233 (hardback), UK RRP £45