Power and Its Discontents: Anywaa’s Reactions to the Expansion of the Ethiopian State, 1950–1991

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Through the use of newly discovered source material in regional archives in Gambella, this paper chronicles and analyses how peoples of the periphery engaged the Ethiopian state as it sought to expand and consolidate power at its margins. It does that through a study of Anywaa’s mode of resistance in the Gambella region against successive regimes: the imperial and socialist states.