Books set in Ethiopia (7)


Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese EN

Rating: 5     3 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
Recommended: 02 Jan 2018

Notes from the Hyena's Belly

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

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
The author recalls his childhood in Ethiopia interspersed with information about the customs and everyday life in his hometown of Jijiga.
Recommended: 03 Jun 2023


The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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.
Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

The Covenant of Water

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese EN

Rating: 3.5     2 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
Recommended: 31 May 2023


The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste EN

Rating: 3     5 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
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

The Wife's Tale

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

They Die Strangers

They Die Strangers by Mohammad Abdul-Wali, Muhạmmad ʻAbd al-Walī, Muḥammad Aḥmad ʻAbd-al-Walī EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Yemen flag Yemen
A novella and thirteen short stories by this distinguished Yemeni writer, dealing with the common experiences of Yemenis like himself who are caught between cultures by the displacements of civil war or labor migration.
Recommended: 05 Jan 2023

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