Woldeyes, Yirga Gelaw
Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes is a lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia. His interdisciplinary research focuses on decolonising knowledges and addressing social and epistemic injustices in Africa. His book Native Colonialism: Education and the Economy of Violence against Traditions in Ethiopia was published in 2017. Currently, Yirga researches the process and impact of collecting and holding African intellectual resources in museums and libraries in the west.
“Holding Living Bodies in Graveyards”: The Violence of Keeping Ethiopian Manuscripts in Western InstitutionsArticlesIntroductionThere are two types of Africa. The first is a place where people and cultures live. The second is the image of Africa that has been invented through colonial knowledge and power. The colonial image of Africa, as the Other of Europe, a land “enveloped in the dark mantle of night” was supported by western states as it justified their...Read more