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The wife's tale : a personal history

Author: Aida Edemariam
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar. Before she was ten years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet-priest. Over the next century her world changed beyond recognition. She witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation, Allied bombardment and exile from her city, the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Yetemegnu Mekonnen; Yetemegnu Mekonnen; Yetemegnu Mekonnen.; Yetemegnu Mekonnen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aida Edemariam
ISBN: 9780062136039 0062136038 9780008191757 0008191751
OCLC Number: 1016948140
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Fourth Estate.
Description: xi, 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Aida Edemariam.

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The extraordinary story of an indomitable 95-year-old woman - and of the most extraordinary century in Ethiopia's history. A new 'Wild Swans'  Read more...

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