A debut collection in the form of African praise poems, this book
celebrates the people and landscapes of Ethiopia. Seen through the eyes of
a young white boy in love with his older, black friend, these poems explore
boyhood in all walks of life. As it hurtles through recent Ethiopian
history, from the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie and the legacy of
empire to the wars and famines of the last 40 years, this compilation also
draws inspiration from the nation’s folk tales.

Chris Beckett—Ethiopia Boy

  • 9781906188092