Distinguished Ethiopian scholar Prof. Teshome H. Gabriel has passed away. Prof. Teshome’s invaluable advise and encouragement were of great value in launching Ethiopian Review. His passing away is another great loss to Ethiopia, and the whole world. It is sad to see that scholars of his generation and caliber are passing away without getting a chance to serve their country.
His colleagues at UCLA sent out the following news release today:
LOS ANGELES, CA (UCLA) — It is with great sadness we announce that our colleague Teshome H. Gabriel passed away yesterday evening, Monday, June 14, 2010. Professor Gabriel passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles.
Teshome Gabriel, professor at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, has written extensively on memory and the cinema, theories of Third Cinema, on the aesthetics of nomadic thought in cinema and on weaving and the digital in developing countries. He has numerous publications including “Otherness and the Media: The Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged” and his “Third Cinema in the Third World: The Aesthetic of Liberation.” He is the founding director of several journals, including Emergencies and Ethiopian Fine Arts Journal.
His passing away will be deeply felt at UCLA his home for over 25 years and by his long-time colleagues at the African Studies Center. Our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Maaza, and his children.
Details on funeral arrangements and memorials are pending and will be announced shortly.
For those who want to express their condolences in person the family is accepting visitation this week.
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