Modernist Art in Ethiopia by ELIZABETH W. GIORGIS

Elizabeth W. Giorgis is Associate Professor at the College of Performing and Visual Art and at the Center of African Studies of Addis Ababa University. She is the former director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) and the former dean of the College of Performing and Visual Art. Her book “Modernist Art in Ethiopia” was published by Ohio University Press and released on February 11, 2019. It is the first book of its kind; an Ethiopian art history narrative that is seen through the lens of Ethiopia’s wider intellectual, political and social history.

The book has been getting a number of good reviews from prestigious journals as well as libraries. The following are some of the reviews:

A review by Africa at London School of Economics (LSE)

A review by the Journal of Modern Africa Studies published by Cambridge University Press which is attached

A review by Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

and editorial reviews by —-Susan Buck Morss, Professor of Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center and Professor Emeritus in the Government Department of Cornell University, Professor Dagmawi Woubshet who is Professor of Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor Ray Silverman who is Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan.


Elizabeth Wolde Giorgis book review