Fire Walkers by Bethlehem Terrefe GebreyohannesFire Walkers by Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes

Fire Walkers

byBethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes

Paperback | October 19, 2016

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Following Ethiopia's revolution, fourteen-year-old Beth flees Addis Ababa with her family by taxi and then on foot for the Indian Ocean city of Djibouti, and from there as refugees to Canada. Here she describes the harrowing journey across the burning Danakil Desert, in which they are betrayed by their trusted guides and helped by desert nomads.Fire Walkers paints a memorable portrait of Ethiopia, its culture, history and landscape, in an era of conflict, persecution, and forcible displacement through the eyes and thoughts of an equally unforgettable Ethiopian girl.
Beth Gebreyohannes was born in Addis Ababa, a direct descendent of Emperor S Menelik II and Haile Selassie. After her family's escape and arrival in Canada in 1981, they settled first in Lethbridge, Alberta, where she finished high school. She lives in Toronto with her family.
Title:Fire WalkersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:October 19, 2016Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927494796

ISBN - 13:9781927494790

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Memoir I thoroughly enjoyed reading every page of Fire Walkers - I couldn't put it down. If you are looking for a new book checkout this true story of a family's escape from Ethiopia.
Date published: 2017-02-12