Songs We Learn from Trees: An Anthology of Ethiopian Amharic Poetry

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Chris Beckett; Alemu Tebeje

The first ever anthology of Ethiopian poetry in English, packed with all the energy, wit and heartache of this beautiful country.

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This is the very first anthology of Ethiopian poetry in English, packed with all the energy, wit and heartache of a beautiful country and language. From folk and religious poems, warrior boasts, praises of women and kings and modern plumbing; through a flowering of literary poets in the twentieth century; right up to thirty of the most exciting contemporary Amharic poets working both inside and outside the country. These poems ask what it means to be Ethiopian today, part of a young fast-growing economy, heirs to the one African state which was never colonised, but beset by deep political, ethnic and moral problems.

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1784109479

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