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Traveling Alone - little bits of an unfinished trip
By Douglas Hannum
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,110. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Traveling Alone is a fascinating mosaic of travel adventures culled from a three-year, five-continent trip in over 50 countries ― sad, hilarious, frightening, bizarre and even romantic, but never boring. From composing love letters in Cairo and stalking crocodiles in the South American pampas to hitching rides through Rwandan refugee camps and spending time in a Bolivian prison, it's a wild ride.
Charity
By David Rubenstein
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
This is a Short Story. Drought and war ravage the Ethiopian desert. But following the law of unintended consequences, it is our charity which causes the most damage. In a famine-starved village of 1000 families, 970 have fled or died. This is the story of one which stayed behind.
'Good health at low cost' 25 years on. What makes a successful health system?
By Dina Balabanova
Price: Free! Words: 112,920. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Category: Nonfiction
In an extension to the original, this book filled with recent research explores five new countries asking why some low and middle income countries are able to achieve better health outcomes. With chapters focusing on Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Tamil Nadu (India) and Thailand, 'Good health at low cost' has identified a series of inter-linking factors necessary for a health system to succeed.
Hope and Salvation in Addis Ababa
By GM Spiers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
These pictures, digitally processed to capture the atmosphere, colour, and emotive sense of place, are intended to give a glimpse of everyday life in the city of Addis Ababa, although not in photojournalistic way, and without the normal stereotypes of images of Ethiopia. All proceeds from this book are being donated to the Kidane Mehret Children’s Home.
Dust of the Danakil
By Ian Mathie
Series: African Memoir, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,860. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by Mosaique Press. Category: Nonfiction
A gripping memoir of the 1974 humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, Dust of the Danakil is a true story of an ill-conceived project in the violent, drought-stricken Danakil region. The author, sent by UK government pen-pushers to harness seasonal flood water and turn the notoriously aggressive Afar herdsmen into farmers, discovered a hostile environment that almost cost him him his life.
Of Kings and Bandits
By Saleh Johar
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 128,270. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
A story that is never told: that many "child warriors" to whom we are asked to offer sympathies befitting helpless victims and hostages are actually premature adults who have made a conscious decision to stand up against brutality and oppression as is the case of Eritreans fighting the oppression of Haile sellasie who was-his massacres, brutality, and how the people resisted his tyranny.
Hypothetical Future Baby: An Unsentimental Adoption Memoir
By Claudia Chapman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,320. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This unsentimental adoption memoir is the story of what happened to Claudia when pregnancy didn't. From England to Ethiopia and back again, it’s a story about doing something different. About too much cleaning. It’s a story about paperwork, pregnancy announcements, wrestling with God, falling down, getting up, coming to terms, and - eventually - it’s a story about becoming a mother.
Sinagiri - Rajah Kasyapu and the Frescoes at Singiriya
By Mike Lord
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,120. Language: British English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction
The story is based on historical fact. Battles, buildings and recorded events are set out factually. There was a Raja Kasyapu, who killed his father, and then in remorse became a recluse. He was, in fact, killed several years later by his younger brother after the body of the old Raja was found encased (alive) in plaster in the wall of the old palace. But who are the faces painted on the wall?
Slowly by Slowly
By Patrick Beard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,610. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
Growing up in a small Mississippi town Patrick dreamed of being a missionary to some exotic far away place. Through a series of disappointments, illness and heartbreak he was compelled to follow a narrow path. This would-be adventurer was being called to die to himself and live in Christ.
Under An African Sky
By Julene Hodges Schroeder
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,870. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
Julene Hodges Schroeder was raised in an Ethiopia that was beginning to emerge from centuries of isolation. Under An African Sky is a story you can read to your children and grandchildren, about a girl who lived an unusual life and loved it.