This dictionary is a useful source of information on Ethiopia. It can be used alone for those who want basic questions answered on Ethiopia or as a resource that guides the way to other relevant sources. (Arba
actually has suggested readings added at the end of some of the major articles, thus enormously increasing their value....Overall, the potential strength of volumes in this series, that they provide fairly regularly revised coverage for many countries where up-to-date reference material in English is lacking or out-of-date, needs to be recognised. (African Research & Documentation
Recommended. All collections. (Choice
About the Author
served in the American Foreign Service for 37 years, many of them dealing with the Horn of Africa. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1996-99.Thomas Ofcansky
has held a number of academic and government positions and is currently with the State Department. He has published numerous books and articles about East Africa, including Paradise Lost: A History of Game Preservation in East Africa
. He has traveled widely throughout East Africa.