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Recommended books (6)
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     350 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
Description:
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined. This sweeping, emotionall... continue
Recommended: 02 Jan 2018

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Of Beetles and Angels

Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom EN

Rating: 3.4     8 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
Description:
Read the story that has inspired millions The desert, I remember. The shrieking hyenas, I remember....I remember playing soccer with rocks, and a strange man telling me and my brother Tewolde that we had to go on a trip and Tewolde refusing to go. The man took out a piece of gum and Tewolde happily traded it for his homeland.... So begins the remarkable true story of a young boy's journey from civil war in east Africa to a refugee camp in Sudan, to a childhood on welfare in an affluent American suburb, and eventually to a full-tuition scholarship at Harvard University. Following his father's a... continue
Recommended: 23 Dec 2022

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The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu EN

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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

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The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste EN

Rating: 3     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

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The Wife's Tale

The Wife's Tale : A Personal History by Aida Edemariam EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
Description:
A Finalist for The Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction in Canada In this indelible memoir that recalls the life of her remarkable ninety-five-year old grandmother, Guardian journalist Aida Edemariam tells the story of modern Ethiopia—a nation that would undergo a tumultuous transformation from feudalism to monarchy to Marxist revolution to democracy, over the course of one century. Born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar in about 1916, Yetemegnu was married and had given birth before she turned fifteen. As the daughter of a socially prominent man, she also offered her husband, a poor... continue
Recommended: 26 Dec 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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