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Author Herman, Marilyn.

Title Gondar's child : songs, honor and identity among Ethiopian Jews in Israel / Marilyn Herman.

Published Trenton, N.J. : Red Sea Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.8924 HERM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-308) and index.
Contents Ethiopia. Origins, Jewishness, and the issue of descent -- "Low status"- yet superior, " polluting"- yet pure -- Blacksmiths and Buda accusations -- Israel. The Ethiopian Eda in Israel -- A story of hope that is blossoming and of despair -- How the untraditional becomes traditional -- War in songs and songs in war -- Honorable love and the shame of loving too much -- Receiving the song, receiving the dance, song as dance --; The wholeness of the song...segmented -- The concept of Keñet and Betä Israel song -- Aklilu Syoum and the band of Porachat HaTikva: a meeting of two traditions -- Aliya and Tizita: moving homeward, looking back ; Variations on a theme of honor and identity.
Language notes Some text in Amharic.
Subject Jews, Ethiopian -- Israel -- Ethnic identity.
Jews, Ethiopian -- Israel -- Songs and music.
Jews, Ethiopian -- Israel -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 1569023271 (hbk.)
9781569023273 (hbk.)
156902328X (paperback)
9781569023280 (paperback)