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13 popular ethiopian books
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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Addis Ababa Noir by ed. Maaza Mengiste EN

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Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa is a sprawling melting pot of cultures where rich and poor live side by side in relative harmony--until they don't.

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Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel : A Novel by Maaza Mengiste EN

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Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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"An important novel, rich in compassion for its anguished characters."—The New York Times Book Review This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his mother’s prayer room, pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family and country. His father, Hailu, a prominent doctor, has been ordered to report to jail after helping a victim of state-sanctioned torture to die. And Dawit, Hailu’s youngest son, has joined an underground resistance movement—a choice that will lead to more upheaval and bloodshed... continue

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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese EN

Rating: 5     6 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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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

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Der Schattenkönig : Roman, Shortlist Booker Prize 2020 by Maaza Mengiste DE

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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Ein Buch über den Wiedestand der Frauen in Äthiopien während des Einfalls Italiens 1935

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El Rey En La Sombra by Maaza Mengiste ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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En esta novela monumental Maaza Mengiste indaga en las vidas casi borradas de las mujeres de su Etiopía natal que participaron en la guerra de resistencia ante la invasión italiana fascista que comenzó en 1935. A través de los personajes de "El rey en la sombra" -complejos y llenos de aristas, con sus luces y sus sombras- Mengiste nos desvela las graves consecuencias de una violencia omnipresente que deja profundas cicatrices.

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Hijos del ancho mundo by Abraham Verghese ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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Mientras la India celebra su flamante independencia, la abadesa de un convento de carmelitas en Madrás hace realidad uno de sus sueños más audaces: enviar a África dos jóvenes monjas enfermeras con la noble misión de transmitir el amor de Cristo ayudando a mitigar el dolor de los que sufren. Siete años más tarde, en el modesto hospital Missing de Adis Abeba nacen dos varones gemelos, Marion y Shiva Stone. El hecho no tendría nada de particular si no fuera porque su madre es una monja que muere en el parto y su padre un cirujano británico que desaparece sin dejar rastro. Así, los primeros años ... continue

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Notes from the Hyena's Belly : An Ethiopian Boyhood by Nega Mezlekia EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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The author recalls his childhood in Ethiopia interspersed with information about the customs and everyday life in his hometown of Jijiga.

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

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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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

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The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu EN

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Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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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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The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, and following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secret The Covenant of Water is the long-awaited new novel by Abraham Verghese, the author of the major word-of-mouth bestseller Cutting for Stone, which has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States alone and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years. Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, The Covenant of Water is set in Kerala, on So... continue


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