Books set in Ethiopia (3)


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: 4     4 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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