Coping with loss and bereavement in post-war Tigray, Ethiopia.

  title={Coping with loss and bereavement in post-war Tigray, Ethiopia.},
  author={Dag \O. Nordanger},
  journal={Transcultural psychiatry},
  volume={44 4},
Drawing upon data collected through in-depth interviews with 20 victims of the Ethio-Eritrean war, this article addresses how psychosocial impacts of political violence are coped with in a Tigrayan context in northern Ethiopia. Qualitative procedures of condensation and categorization of interview texts revealed that informants presented three kinds of coping strategies, all aimed at avoiding indulging in sorrow: (1) diverted thinking, (2) distraction, and (3) future investment. As their main… CONTINUE READING