An Engaging Book on Ethiopia

Rebecca Haile, daughter of Professor Getatchew Haile, has just published an engaging book on Ethiopia, entitled “Held at a Distance: My Rediscovery of Ethiopia.”

The book is available on Amazon and other book sites now and will be in bookstores in the next week or two. The link below has a good description and excellent endorsements from Professor Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University and Professor Immanuel Wallerstein of Yale University. rebecca.jpg


For those of you in the New York area: Rebecca is having her first reading and book-signing in New York on Monday, May 21, 2007, from 6pm to 8pm, at Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe, 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd, between 124th and 125th Streets.

For those of you in the Washington DC area: she is having two readings and book-signings in Washington, DC. The first is on Thursday, June 7, 2007, at 7pm, at Olsson’s Bookstore (The Lansburgh), 418 7th Street NW, and the second is on Saturday June 9, 2007, from 2pm to 4pm, at Sankofa Bookstore and Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave N.W. These events promise to be exciting and we recommend that you attend it.

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