E is for Ethiopia by Ashenafi Gudeta, Ataklti Mulu, Betelhem Abate, Dama Boru


E is for Ethiopia by Ashenafi Gudeta, Ataklti Mulu, Betelhem Abate, Dama Boru

From Coffee to Nets, from Running to Xmas, this photographic alphabet celebrates everything Ethiopians love best about their country. Set in north-east Africa, Ethiopia has a long, rich history going back many thousands of years. It is inhabited by a variety of ethnic groups, with Christianity and Islam the main religions. Here are glimpses into Ethiopian houses, food, religion, clothes, hairstyles, animals, music - making the perfect introduction to a country still unfamiliar to many people. The text and photographs are by a group of young photographers in Ethiopia whose work is supported by the UK aid agency CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.


Their photographs are vibrant, rich in content and quality. Their choices of which aspects of Ethiopia to show give us a meaningful snapshot of their cultural heritage and current context. The text is well-written, accessible and clearly linked to the photographs. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Born in 1988, Ashe lives on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with his parents, twin brother Samuel and young brother Efrem. Born in 1988, Ataklti lives in Mekele, with grandmother Berhan and young cousin Ferewiona. His parents died when he was nine. Born in 1989, Beti lives in Addis Ababa with her parents, grandmother, twin sister Yordanos and two older sisters. Dama has three sons and a daughter and her own small shop on the roadside between Yabelo and Mega in Ethiopia.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

27th May 2010



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