This book presents an analysis of the identity of the agro-pastoral Saho community in Eritrea, which was cemented during centuries of confrontation with Abyssinian rulers and by their rebellion against external domination. It examines the emergence of the Saho's national consciousness and the process of political identity formation during the British Military Administration in competition with the pro-Ethiopian Unionist Party. The book describes the active participation of the Saho in the national liberation struggle of Eritrea and evaluates the impact of post-independence policies of the EPLF/PFDJ government on the Saho community.
The author was born in Adi Keyh, Eritrea and is currently a senior research fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway. He published in German, English and Arabic.