African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 382

Article in Press

Identity Deconstruction and Identification Problem in Ethiopia The Case of Agaw Khimra

Seifu Moges

  •  Received: 09 March 2021
  •  Accepted: 09 March 2021
After a long process of socio-cultural and linguistic symbiosis and subsequent identity deconstruction; the Khimra Agaw people are subjected to identification problems. The deconstruction of identity due to socio-economic and political factors and the latter reconstruction process instigated mainly by political factors was the focus of this study concomitant with the theoretical and empirical evidence and methods used to substantiate the findings. The finding reveals that the challenges the people had faced have laid their effect in the identity expression not only during the 'deconstruction phase' but also in the existing generation which is assumed to be reconstructing its identity

Keywords: Agaw Khimra, Deconstruction of identity, Ethnicity, Ethnic identification, Identification problem