John Markakis is professor of African Studies in the department of history and archaeology at the University of Crete.
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Ethnicity and Conflict in the Horn of Africa
Edited by Katsuyoshi Fukui and John Markakis
Conflicts in the Horn have all too often dominated press coverage of Africa. This book exposes the subtle and ambiguous role ethnicity can plan in social conflict, a role that is nowhere as simple and direct as commonly assumed. Social conflict is routinely attributed to ethnic differentiation because dividing lines between rival groups often follow ethnic contours and cultural symbolism has proved a potent ideological weapon.