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The wife's tale : a personal history

Author: Aida Edemariam
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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'. Born in 1916, and a child bride at eight years old, Aida Edemariam's grandmother has stood, shaking, as fascist troops searched her home for guns she knew were there; in the late 1930s and early 40s she fled both Italian and Allied bombardment. She has begged for mercy from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Yetemegnu.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aida Edemariam
ISBN: 9780008191757 0008191751 0007459602 9780007459605
OCLC Number: 1027208313
Description: xi, 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Aida Edemariam.

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`The power of Aida Endemariam's writing is precisely its ability to reach across the gaping chasm formed by time, alien tradition and unfamiliar mores, connecting up our common humanity' Michela Read more...

 
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