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Books in Amharic


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                Books in Amharic
   This is a new catalog in our African languages series and does not at this time
   include many books. We are actively collecting new titles and welcome suggestions
   for additions to the list.

   Language Books
   Multilingual Negotiation Pack                   How to Say it in Amharic
   A Collection of Photocopiable                   English, Amharic, Italian
   Worksheets for Negotiating the                  by Leonardo Oriolo
   Curriculum in ESOL Translated into              "This book is aimed at people who want to
   17 Languages

                                                                                                              Books in Amharic
                                                   learn … in a communicative way. The
   by Shan Rees, Fou Fou Saitsky & Helen           course can be used in a class or for private
   Sunderland, eds.                                study."
   A collection of copiable worksheets in 17
   languages for negotiating the curriculum in     In Amharic, Italian and English.
                      ESOL. It can be used as
                                                   Price: $14.95
                      the starting point for       Publisher: Red Sea Press
                      discussions with students    ISBN: 1-56902-076-0
                      on language learning         Year of Publication: 1998
                      skills, study skills, and    Place of Publication: USA
                                                   Length/Size: 227 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, portrait
                      previous educational         Peppercorn Title #: 410-0005
                      experience. Languages
                      used include: Amharic,
                      Arabic, Bengali, Chinese,
                      Farsi, French, Greek,
                      Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi,
   Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish,
   Urdu, Vietnamese and English.

   Includes blank template for you to add other

   Price: $28.50
   Publisher: London Language & Literacy Unit
   ISBN: 1-872972-04-7
   Year of Publication: 1994
   Place of Publication: London, UK
   Length/Size: 73 pages, A4, portrait
   Format: spiral bound
   Peppercorn Title #: 930-0005

Peppercorn Catalog 6, Books in African Languages                                       Books in Amharic• B1
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                      Books in Amharic
                      About Ethiopia
                      Amharic Oral Poems of the                              Peasants & the Ethiopian State
                      Peasantry in East Gojjam                               Producers' Cooperatives & their
                      Text, Classification, Translation &                    Reflections in Amharic Oral Poetry
                      Commentary                                             by Getie Gelaye
                      by Getie Gelaye                                        "Composing, reciting and improvising poetry
                      "This book deals with the poetic traditions            is a common practice in the Ethiopian
                      and performance of the peasants of E.                  countryside where an Amharic-based
                      Gojjam in NW Ethiopia and presents the                 political communication culture provides a
                                        major genres of Amharic              sophisticated medium for
                                        oral poetry in original and          expressing intricate ideas.
                                        translation with a                   Among the most
                                        commentary in English. It            interesting features of the
                                        describes major                      Amharic language, which
                                        performance occasions                is known for its poetic
Books in Amharic

                                        such as agricultural work            encoding of dissent, is its
                                        parties, religious festivals,        ambiguity. The passion
                                        weddings, funeral                    for speculative allusions
                                        ceremonies, cattle herding           and double-talk can be
                      and local public gatherings where Amharic              seen as a central characteristic of the
                      poems and songs are composed, recited,                 Ethiopian peasant culture which plays with
                      sung and improvised.                                   innuendo and hidden meanings, without
                                                                             transgressing the boundaries of formal
                      The study presents a total of 260 Amharic              norms for polite communication.
                      poems and songs classified under ten major
                      categories: war songs, heroic recitals,                An investigation of Ethiopia's recent agrarian
                      grievance poems, cattle herders' and                   reforms as reflected in Amharic oral poetry
                      children's songs, wedding songs, work                  represents an innovative approach which
                      songs, religious songs, funeral poems,                 has yielded fascinating insights.
                      praise poems of the patriots, and
                      contemporary and historical poems.                     Taking Yetnora Agriculutural Producers'
                                                                             Cooperative as an example, Getie Gelaye
                      Explanations and commentaries are also                 provides a most informed and convincing
                      provided on local and cultural expressions             account of peasant attitudes as reflected in
                      based on the social, cultural, religious,              oral poetry."
                      historical and communicative contexts of the
                      rural people and the interviews and                    Professor Stefan Brune, German Overseas
                      discussions conducted with selected                    Institute, Hamburg
                      informants and singers."
                                                                             Price: $29.95
                                                                             Publisher: Transaction Publishers
                      Price: $24.95
                                                                             ISBN: 3-8258-4683-0
                      Publisher: Transaction Publishers
                                                                             Illustrations: b&w photos
                      ISBN: 3-8258-5223-7
                                                                             Year of Publication: 2000
                      Illustrations: b&w photos
                                                                             Place of Publication: Piscataway, NJ
                      Year of Publication: 2001
                                                                             Length/Size: 208 pages, 6.25 x 8.75 inches, portrait
                      Place of Publication: Piscataway, NJ
                                                                             Format: paperback
                      Length/Size: 135 pages, 6.25 x 8.75 inches, portrait
                                                                             Peppercorn Title #: 412-0002
                      Format: paperback
                      Peppercorn Title #: 412-0001

                   B2 • Books in Amharic                                            Peppercorn Catalog 6, Books in African Languages

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