oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Political discourse in an egalitarian society : the Hamar of Ethiopia

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



The Hamar belong to those "tribes without rulers" which have non-centralised political systems and live without formal laws or punishments, without great distinctions of wealth, without social class, without nobility, chiefs or kings. This paper is aimed at contributing to our understanding of the way in which such egalitarian systems work.

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