BOOKS: Oromo Culture
Special Oromo Dictionary

Oromoo-Oromoo, Oromoo-English, English-Oromo, with purposeful front part and Appendix of rich information including grammar notes, plant names, time and measurement, parts of the body.

The Making of the Oromo Diaspora
Mekuria Bulcha

The author analyses and carefully documents the diaspora of the Oromo people from northeast Africa to locations around the world. He identifies the roots of the diaspora in slave trade and repressive regimes. The contributions of the diasporate Oromo and the world-wide organizations through which they maintain their identity are explored.

Oromia: An Introduction to the History of the Oromo People
Gadaa Melbaa

An account of the struggle of the Oromo people to affirm their place in history. The Oromo make up a significant portion of the Horn of Africa population. Oromia is a title used to refer to the Oromo as a political, cultural, and social entity. Living in East African nations, the Oromo people arelargely unknown to most of the world; this work lifts up the people, their culture, and their struggles. Ecologically and agriculturally Oromia is the richest region in the Hornof Africa. Livestock products, coffee, oil seeds, and spices are the center of the economy. Political turmoil in Ethiopia and elsewhere in East Africa has resulted in a large Oromo population dispersed around the world.

Fighting Against the Injustice of the State and Globalization: Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements
Asafa Jalata

The book examines, compares, and contrasts the African American and Oromo movements by locating them in the global context, and by showing how life chances changed for the two peoples and their descendants as the modern world system became more complex and developed. Since the same global system that created racialized and exploitative structures in African American and Oromo societies also facilitated the struggles of these two peoples, this book demonstrates the dynamic interplay between social structures and human agencies in the system. African Americans in the US and Oromos in the Ethiopian Empire developed their respective liberation movements in opposition to racial/ethnonational oppression, cultural and colonial domination, exploitation, and underdevelopment. By going beyond its focal point, the book also explores the structural limit of nationalism, and the potential of revolutionary nationalism in promoting a genuine multicultural democracy.