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Recommended books (4)
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.

1.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese EN

Rating: 4     346 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.
Recommended: 02 Jan 2018

2.

The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
Description:
Seventeen years after fleeing the Ethiopian revolution, Sepha Stephanos runs a grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., where he reflects on his past and the differences between his prospects and the life he imagined.
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Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

3.

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
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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Yes, Chef : A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson, Veronica Chambers EN

Rating: 3.5     1117 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
Description:
JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VOGUE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the great culinary stories of our time.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s 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 Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations. Yes, Chef chr... continue
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022


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