Name: Ashenafi Belay Adugna 
Academic rank: Assistant Professor (PhD)
Field of Specialization: Literature
Research interest: African Literature, Oromo Literature, Ecocriticism, Ecofeminism, Ecopedagogy, Gender in Literature and Culture, Children’s Literature  Character Education,  Popular arts and Identity (re)construction

 Position: Head of Department of English Language and Literature

List of publications:


 1.      Ashenafi Belay Oral Poetry and Social Dynamism: Guji Oromo lyric folk poems in the changing social climate (Book) VDM Verlag: Germany, 2010.  

Full Length Research Articles 

1.Ashenafi Belay Exploring Environmental Discourses in Oral Literature: Ecocritical Analysis of Oromo Proverb. JLC. Vol. 5(2) pp. 24-35 , June 2014

2. Ashenafi Belay How Green are our stories? Ecocritical Explorations of Environmental Subjectivities in Ethiopian Children’s Literature Vol. 6(5), pp. 39-51, June, 2015

3. Ashenafi Belay and Eba Teresa, ‘Poetics of Power and Construction of Gender Identity in Selected Published Ethiopian Children’s Stories.’ International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR). Volume 24, No. 1, pp 273-284, August 2015. 

4.Eba Teresa and Ashenafi Belay, ‘Description of Sense Relations in Macha Dialect of the Oromo Language.’ International Journal of Current Research (IJCR). Vol.7, No. 11. November 2015. 

Contact Address:


Jimma ,Ethiopia
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