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The story the author weaves of the characters is heartwrenching and at times grim.
Perhaps I am willing to follow her through this tale because her story forces me to challenge my own humanity, and look at the world around me.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in modern Ethiopian history and good writing.
I normally try to read the whole book and get past slow beginnings but for me this book was just not interesting. I wouldn't recommend itPublished 2 months ago by Aretha
Looking for a first account of the history of Ethiopia during the 70s and 80s. There is a lot to tell unfortunately those that lived during these times never got the chance to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by AvidReader
Ethiopia was for me just one more country until I read this novel. The author used historical facts together with his vivid imagination to create an extraordinary history/fiction... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ana C. Pinero Cancel
This is a dark novel about a dark time in Ethiopia. I am glad I listened to it rather than read it as I am not sure I could have stuck with the reading. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Eileen Barton
A must read filled with human emotions; could not put it down; will pass it along to those who love to read as much as I do.Published 21 months ago by acl
The book started off a little slow for me. It is VERY detailed. As I read further, I came to really appreciate this writer's style. The story is unique and interesting. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Maryland Shopper
Didn't like this - it was a Book Club choice and I read it first and we switched to reading "Cutting for Stone". Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by history maven lady
I have to admit I didn't know much about Ethiopia's civil war and all the horrors, and while this book wasn't necessarily an uplifting read, it's a great read. Read morePublished on November 17, 2011 by Tudobem
I love historical fiction, particularly about African countries. That aside, this was such a deeply touching, well written, and interesting book. I highly recommend it!Published on August 8, 2011 by drcutie