Writing Eritrea: History and Representation in a Bad Neighborhood

  title={Writing Eritrea: History and Representation in a Bad Neighborhood},
  author={Richard J. Reid},
  journal={History in Africa},
  pages={83 - 115}
Abstract This paper reflects on the ways in which Eritrea has been written about since circa 2001, the point at which the country entered a new phase of heightened authoritarianism and increased international isolation. It considers the ways in which Eritrea has been seen largely in “presentist” terms, due in no small way to the Eritrean government’s own intrinsic hostility to independent historical research, with an overwhelming fixation on its dire human rights and governance record, and on… Expand
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