FOCUS ON THE ERITREAN CONSTITUTION

A Companion to Eritreans Engaged in the Struggle for Change

by Bereket Selassie


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/23/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781728320038
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781728320014

About the Book

Constitutional literacy requires its own “Literacy” Campaign, and schools and the Media need to embrace their obligation to play a role in this task.


About the Author

Bereket H. Selassies is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor of African Studies and Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His Memoirs, The Crown and the Pen (2007), relates the story of a man who straddled two worlds—a progressive lawyer and Attorney General of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie. He thus struggled for justice within an archaic system, bedeviled with imperial Court intrigues. He was banished to a distant province, and eventually escaped to his native Eritrea where he joined the armed struggle for independence. His Memoirs as well as his novel, Riding the Whirlwind (1993), paint a dramatic picture of a tumultuous life saddled with tension involving opposed ideas and forces. Out of Africa, Selassie settled in America and began an academic life, writing over a dozen books., including works of fiction. Defiance…is his third novel. He was appointed to head a Constitutional Commission that drafted a new Constitution of Eritrea. [See the Companion Volume to this book, Focus on the Constitution].