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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
Subject
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aida Edemariam
Dewey number
  • 963'.05'092
  • 963'.05'092
  • 963.05092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aida Edemariam
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
  • History
Label
The wife's tale : a personal history, Aida Edemariam
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780007459605
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780007459605
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
The wife's tale : a personal history, Aida Edemariam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780007459605
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780007459605
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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