Beneath the Lion's Gaze

28 March 2020 | By Maaza Mengiste | Filed in: ethiopia.

An epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopias revolution This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution Yonas kneels in his mothers prayer room, pleading to his god for an end

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

28 March 2020 | By Dinaw Mengestu | Filed in: ethiopia.

A haunting and powerful first novel that views the streets of Washington, D.C and Addis Ababa through the eyes of Sepha who, seventeen years ago, fled Ethiopia during the Revolution, and now runs a failing convenience store in a poor African American neighborhood in Washington Published as The

Sweetness in the Belly

28 March 2020 | By Camilla Gibb | Filed in: ethiopia.

Like Brick Lane and The Kite Runner, Camilla Gibb s widely praised new novel is a poignant and intensely atmospheric look beyond the stereotypes of Islam After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar,

The Emperor

28 March 2020 | By Ryszard Kapuściński | Filed in: ethiopia.

Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Elect of God, Lion of Judah, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, reigned from 1930 until he was overthrown by the army in 1974 While the fighting still raged, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland s leading foreign correspondent,

The Shadow King

28 March 2020 | By Maaza Mengiste | Filed in: ethiopia.

A gripping novel set during Mussolinis 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record With the threat of Mussolinis army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to

Notes from the Hyena's Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood

28 March 2020 | By Nega Mezlekia | Filed in: ethiopia.

Winner of the Governor General s AwardA Library Journal Best Book of 2001 Part autobiography and part social history, Notes from the Hyena s Belly offers an unforgettable portrait of Ethiopia, and of Africa, during the 1970s and 80s, an era of civil war, widespread famine, and mass execution We

There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

28 March 2020 | By Melissa Fay Greene | Filed in: ethiopia.

A novel of tragedy and hope set in AIDS torn Ethiopia When Haregwoin Teferras husband and daughter died within a few years of each other, her life is shattered and she becomes a recluse But then a priest delivers an orphan to her door The another, and another and together they thrive The

The Wife's Tale: A Personal History

28 March 2020 | By Aida Edemariam | Filed in: ethiopia.

A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar Before she was ten years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet priest Over the next century her world changed beyond recognition She witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation,

Yes, Chef

28 March 2020 | By Marcus Samuelsson | Filed in: ethiopia.

It begins with a simple ritual Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmothers house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world renowned chef

Say You're One of Them

28 March 2020 | By Uwem Akpan | Filed in: ethiopia.

Uwem Akpan s stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they ve ever encountered Africa so immediately The eight year old narrator of An Ex Mas Feast needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school Even when

How to Read the Air

28 March 2020 | By Dinaw Mengestu | Filed in: ethiopia.

A heartbreaking literary masterwork about love, family, and the power of imagination, which confirms Mengestu s reputation as one of the brightest talents of his generation Dinaw Mengestu s first novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, earned the young writer comparisons to Bellow,

Black Dove White Raven

28 March 2020 | By Elizabeth Wein | Filed in: ethiopia.

A story of survival, subterfuge, espionage, and identity Emilia and Teo s lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying Teo s mother died immediately, but Em s survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late

All Our Names

28 March 2020 | By Dinaw Mengestu | Filed in: ethiopia.

All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven


28 March 2020 | By Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Filed in: ethiopia.

One of todays most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch