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December 14, 2008

Dr. Jordan Gebre-Medhin Has pass away

Filed under: Events — eritrearealclearpolitics @ 8:51 am

Dr. Jordan Gebre-Medhin, scholar, professor and author, passed away on Monday, December 8 around 9 PM at his home in Cambridge, MA. He is survived by his wife Priscilla and his son Biniam (Benjamim) who were by his side in his last hours.

Dr. Jordan is perhaps best known for authoring “Peasants and Nationalism in Eritrea: A Critique of Ethiopian Studies.” (Red Sea Press, 1989.) The book was based on his doctoral thesis and it was one of the first to attempt to correct the prevailing and erroneous characterizations of Eritrea’s two liberation fronts.

A professor long associated with Northeastern University, Dr. Jodran Gebre-Medhin is described by his friends as a “committed nationalist and a dedicated pan-Africanist” and one whose “love of life was as big as his build.”
May God offer his family and comrades strength that helps them to over comes this tragic shack!


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