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Recommended biography books (2)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into biography here are some biography books from Ethiopia for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


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

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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


Yes, Chef : A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson, Veronica Chambers EN

Rating: 3.5     1117 Votes
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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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