The lure of the honey bird : the storytellers of Ethiopia / Elizabeth Laird.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: Polygon, 2013.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1846972469 9781846972461 (pbk.) :
In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountain on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tanker across the Danakil Desert, and was arrested for a murder she did not commit. Back in Britain, Laird established herself as a major authority of fiction for children and young adults, but she always wanted to return to Ethiopia. Her chance came in the late 1990s, when the British Council in Addis Ababa invited her to collect folk stories from every region in the country. This book recounts her travels.
ix, 374 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 22 cm
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