This powerful book gives readers a chance to experience Ethiopia through the personal experience of a writer who is both Ethiopian and American. It takes readers beyond headlines and stereotypes to a deeper understanding of the country. This is an absorbing account of the authoras return trip to Ethiopia as an adult, having left the country in exile with her family at age 11. She profiles relatives and friends who have remained in Ethiopia, and she writes movingly about Ethiopiaas recent past and its ancient history. She offers a clear-eyed analysis of the state of the country today, and her keen observations and personal experience will resonate with readers. This is a unique glimpse into a fascinating African country by a talented writer.... the temporary home of nearly two hundred workersaengineers, mechanics, equipment operators, cooks, housekeepers, administrators, manual laborers. ... We thanked Amha and the driver, took a quick tour of the camp, then joined Yonatan in his trailer. ... As usual, I stumbled on the proper Amharic phrases for expressing our thanks and appreciation, then volunteered a report on the daya#39;s drive.
|Title||:||Held at a Distance|
|Author||:||Rebecca G. Haile|
|Publisher||:||Chicago Review Press - 2007-05-01|