Held at a Distance (Paperback)

My Rediscovery of Ethiopia

By Rebecca G. Haile

Chicago Review Press, 9780897335560, 195pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

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This powerful book gives readers a chance to experience Ethiopia through the personal experience of a writer who is both Ethiopian and American. It takes readers beyond headlines and stereotypes to a deeper understanding of the country. This is an absorbing account of the author’s return trip to Ethiopia as an adult, having left the country in exile with her family at age 11. She profiles relatives and friends who have remained in Ethiopia, and she writes movingly about Ethiopia’s recent past and its ancient history. She offers a clear-eyed analysis of the state of the country today, and her keen observations and personal experience will resonate with readers. This is a unique glimpse into a fascinating African country by a talented writer.

About the Author

Rebecca Haile lives in NYC with her husband and two small children. She is a Harvard trained lawyer, and now is a full-time writer and community activist. This is her first book.

Praise For Held at a Distance: My Rediscovery of Ethiopia

"This is a riveting and personal look at a nation still in turmoil." — Booklist

"This engaging read provides a compelling face to the story of Ethiopia today." — Library Journal