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The Resource The wife's tale : a personal history, Aida Edemariam

The wife's tale : a personal history, Aida Edemariam

Label
The wife's tale : a personal history
Title
The wife's tale
Title remainder
a personal history
Statement of responsibility
Aida Edemariam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar. Before she was ten years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet-priest. Over the next century her world changed beyond recognition. She witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation, Allied bombardment and exile from her city, the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war. She endured all these things alongside parenthood, widowhood and the death of children. The Wife's Tale is an intimate memoir, both of a life and of a country. In prose steeped in Yetemegnu's distinctive voice and point of view, Aida Edemariam retells her grandmother's stories of a childhood surrounded by proud priests and soldiers, of her husband's imprisonment, of her fight for justice - all of it played out against an ancient cycle of festivals and the rhythms of the seasons. She introduces us to a rich cast of characters - emperors and empresses, scholars and nuns, Marxist revolutionaries and wartime double agents. And through these encounters she takes us deep into the landscape and culture of this many-layered, often mis-characterised country - and the heart of one indomitable woman
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aida Edemariam
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yetemegnu
  • Yetemegnu
  • Women
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
Target audience
adult
Label
The wife's tale : a personal history, Aida Edemariam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061570098
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780008191757
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023657994
Label
The wife's tale : a personal history, Aida Edemariam
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061570098
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780008191757
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023657994

Library Locations

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      -33.9151421 151.2408898
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