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|Title: ||Rural Urban Migration as Recounted in the Oral Poetry of Sorena, South Wello: A Thematic Analysis|
|Authors: ||Solomon, Debebe|
|Advisors: ||Ato Birhanu Teferra|
|Keywords: ||Oral Poetry|
Rural Urban Migration as Recounted
Sorena, South Wello: A Thematic Analysis
|Copyright: ||Jun-2009 |
|Date Added: ||27-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||Oral poetry is an improvised narrative or song on a given theme that serves to
pass on a range of facts and beliefs from one generation to the other in a given
society. In order to improve their life in many ways, Borena Wereda's rural
people migrate to urban areas. These people move to Awash, Gewanie, Asayita,
Jimma, Tebbi, Addis Ababa and other areas. As one of the social phenomena,
the people have developed oral poems by which they record and recount their
feelings and experiences.
The study has relied on qualitative data collection methods (in-depth interview,
observation, focus group discussion and tape recordings). More than 90 poems
were collected and the first 44 were selected and thematically analyzed.
The study takes into account the variables of Cernea and Scott's (2000) IRR
model from resettlement and displacement theories. In the oral poems, most of
Cernea and Scott's (2000) variables were found drawing parallel lines.
Based on the methods used, the themes of the oral poetry suggest that the
descriptions of urban areas before the relocation and realities found in the
urban areas after migrants have migrated do not fit to their expectations. The
poems that are composed to describe their feelings and expectations before they
migrate portray urban areas as suitable and comfortable where jobs are
abundant and money can be earned without much difficulty.
The oral poems that are composed to show migrants' feelings and experiences
depict urban areas as places where they have encountered difficulties. This is
contradictory to what has been expected by them, before.|
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