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Author Shell, Sandra Rowoldt, author.

Title Children of hope : the odyssey of the Oromo slaves from Ethiopia to South Africa / Sandra Rowoldt Shell.

Publication Info. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introductory Ruminations; Part 1: Roots: Memories of Home; 1: Ethiopia: The Lie of the Land; 2: The Family Structure of the Oromo Captives; 3: Wealth and Status of the Oromo Captives' Families; 4: Topography, Domicile, and Ethnicity of the Oromo Captives; Part 2: Routes: From Capture tothe Coast; 5: The Moment of Capture; 6: On the Road; Part 3: Revival: From Osprey to Lovedale; 7: Interception to Aden; 8: Sojourn in the Desert and the Onward Voyage; 9: By Sea and Land to Lovedale; 10: Education at Lovedale; Part 4: Return: Forging a Future.
11: Going HomePart 5: Reflections; APPENDICES; A: The Variables and Authentication of the Data; B: The Oromo Narratives; C: Gazetteer of Place-Names Mentioned in the Narratives; D: My Essay Is upon Gallaland; E: Repatriation Questionnaire, 1903; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Summary In Children of Hope, Sandra Rowoldt Shell details the life histories of sixty-four Oromo children who were enslaved in Ethiopia in the late nineteenth century, liberated by the British navy, and ultimately sent to a Free Church of Scotland mission in South Africa, where their stories were recorded through a series of interviews.
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Subject Child slaves -- Ethiopia -- Biography.
Slave trade -- Ethiopia -- History.
Oromo (African people) -- South Africa -- Lovedale -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780821446324 (electronic bk.)
0821446320 (electronic bk.)