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Recommended historical fiction books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from Ethiopia for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese EN

Rating: 5 (8 votes)
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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


Der Schattenkönig by Maaza Mengiste DE

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


The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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


The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste EN

Rating: 3 (7 votes)
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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