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Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, Sunday Times Travel - ...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, Global Travel - ...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, Observer - ...as useful as they are entertaining, Easy Jet Magazine - ...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, New York Times.

About the Author

Sarah Howard is a botanical artist and writer who spent her childhood in Kenya. After graduating in African History and Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 1977, she became a journalist and researcher for two Anglican mission agencies, and undertook the archiving of the Leakey family papers in Kenya. After her marriage, she began commuting between Scotland and Ethiopia: in Scotland she runs a small business specializing in roasting Ethiopian coffees; in Ethiopia she is currently painting portraits of endemic plants. She helped illustrate the seminal "Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea" (Addis Ababa University), and has written articles about the country for "Selamta", the in-flight magazine of Ethiopian Airlines.
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Product Details

  • Series: Culture Smart!
  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Kuperard (November 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857334949
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857334944
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.5 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book will really be used in our family as we have a little granddaughter from Ethiopia. Learning customs and the culture of her native country is important to all of us. It will also be helpful to anyone traveling in a country whose customs may be different but which are greatly valued.
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A great overview of cultural topics. Sections are short and easy to ready. Provides a great flavor of the people, food, and customs. This also helped me identify specific historical events and geographic places to study before my trip.
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This little book is packed with information and insights that helped me understand a culture that was complete foreign to me ahead of my first visit. It contained all of the great parts of a guidebook, without heavy page after page of advice on where to stay and eat, which I didn't need. It's clear that the author understands both Ethiopian and western culture -- she helped me to understand how the two worlds perceive and interact with each other.

Particularly helpful to me in my recent visit:
1. How/why Ethiopian people both respect and look down on westerners.
2. The Ethiopian system of telling time, which is completely different than western time.
3. Traditional greetings (so I was prepared when I was offered a wrist-shake)

This was my first Culture Smart book -- I'll definitely seek them out in the future.
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Great help in understanding the culture and people for an outsider. It was very helpful in our one week visit.
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By Kathryn on October 12, 2011
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This was merely okay. I read this in honor of my son's birth country for his 2nd birthday. Some of it was interesting; some wasn't; some I already knew and much of it seemed to be slanted to the middle or upper class Ethiopians. Although it took 4 days, it seemed longer and I was glad for the most part to be finished. But is a decent book to read if you know nothing about Ethiopia or are planning to travel there.
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I am planning to make and deliver a slideshow with images from our recent trip to Ethiopia. This handy and easy to read book will supplement the knowledge I have of Ethiopia and add to the information I present along with the images.
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