Constructing Past And Present In Harar

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Author : Camilla Gibb

Year : 1997

Historically, Harar has served as both the city centre of a region and an important regional sub centre to an Empire and nation. In the New Ethiopia, the city has been identified as the administrative centre of Region 13, recognizing its importance in the federalized union. For centuries it was Harari, or Adare, or in their own terms of reference, Ge usu’ [l] (literally, “people of the city”), who exercised dominance and control over the surrounding region.