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Recommended books (2)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Africa Challenge were written by authors from Ethiopia. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese EN

Rating: 4     344 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
Description:
Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in Ethiopia, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.
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Recommended: 02 Jan 2018

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The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
Description:
A gripping novel set during Mussolini’s 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 Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and his wife Aster’s household. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie’s army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into a flinty cruelty when she resists his advances, and Hirut finds... continue
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022


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