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Five Important Books About Ethiopia

Five Important Books About Ethiopia

Submitted by • November 13, 2020

One of the most tragic moments in Ethiopian history is the infamous 1983-1985 famine that hit the African nation and left tens and thousands dead. Dr. Byron Conner recounts these horrors in his memoir The Face of Hunger: Reflections on a Famine in Ethiopia published in 2016. The book features Dr. Conner’s mission for Ethiopia together with his wife and children to do missionary work in the country. Conner discussed details of other challenges that beset the country including territorial wars, diseases such as malaria and cholera, political stability, and the absence of a national health care system. Conner also discussed their time in the communities and how they stay in the country inspired them to continue their missionary work after returning to the country. The Face of Hunger portrays not only the famine but also the face of Ethiopia and its people. The Face of Hunger is relevant today in this time of the great pandemic.

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