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Subjects of Empires/Citizens of States: Yemenis in Djibouti and Ethiopia

Samson A. Bezabeh


Although the Horn of Africa was historically one of the earliest destinations for Yemeni migrants, it has been overlooked by scholars, who have otherwise meticulously documented the Yemeni presence in the Indian Ocean region. This book examines the interaction of the Yemeni diaspora with states and empires in Djibouti and Ethiopia from the early twentieth century, when European powers began to colonize the region. In doing so, it aims to counter a dominant perspective in Indian Ocean studies that regards migrants across the region as by-products of personal networks and local oceanic systems, ... More

Keywords: Horn of Africa, Yemeni migrants, Yemeni diaspora, Djibouti, Ethiopia, migrant community, Yemeni migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789774167294
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167294.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samson A. Bezabeh, author
Africa Study Center in Leiden