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The lure of the honey bird : the storytellers of Ethiopia

Author: Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Edinburgh : Polygon, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountain on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tanker across the Danakil Desert, and was arrested for a murder she did not commit. Back in Britain, Laird established herself as a major author of fiction for children and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Elizabeth Laird; Elizabeth Laird
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 9781846972461 1846972469
OCLC Number: 843811583
Notes: Reprinted 2015.
Description: ix, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Addis Ababa --
Jesters and zombies in Amhara --
Forty dogs in Tigray --
The Hyena King of Afar --
Tricksters in Gambela --
The magic cow in the forest --
Mighty queens in Sidama and Wolayita --
The man who grew feathers in Oromia --
Echoes of Baghdad in Harar --
The lion's bride of Somalia --
The porcupine man of the Beni Shangul --
The Bard of Bonga --
A chanceful person.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Laird.

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Best-selling, award-winning author Elizabeth Laird has written this stunning memoir describing her travels to the remote regions of Ethiopia.  Read more...

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'Laird's knowledge of Ethiopia is astounding and accurate ... she writes with an empathy many others lack' - The List 'A lovely meander through Ethiopia's oral tradition' - Independent on Sunday Read more...

 
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