Peasant Resistance in Ethiopia: The Case of ‘Weyane’

In Tigrao, northern Ethiopia, a coalition of a significant section of the peasantry a bandits and members of the dominant social strata resorted to substantial mass violence against the transitional government (1943). This article analyses this revolt, which came to be known as Weyane, and which lacked a coherent set of goals and a specific program for social action. The regime could crush the rebellion only with British military intervention. Fig., notes, sum.

Title: Peasant Resistance in Ethiopia: The Case of ‘Weyane’
Author: Tareke, Gebru
Year: 1984
Periodical: The Journal of African History
Volume: 25
Issue: 1
Pages: 77-92
Language: English
Geographic term: Ethiopia
External link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/181360
Abstract: In Tigrao, northern Ethiopia, a coalition of a significant section of the peasantry a bandits and members of the dominant social strata resorted to substantial mass violence against the transitional government (1943). This article analyses this revolt, which came to be known as Weyane, and which lacked a coherent set of goals and a specific program for social action. The regime could crush the rebellion only with British military intervention. Fig., notes, sum.