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Next Society Event: 16th Apr 2020 - Lecture - POSTPONED - Shallow Graves - A Memoir of the Ethiopia-Eritrea War - Richard Reid

7:00pm, Ethiopian Community in Britain, 2a Lithos Road, London NW3 6EF - Public lecture (all welcome)


POSTPONED - Event will be rescheduled once the COVID-19: Guidance on social distancing is lifted.

Richard Reid is a historian who was based in Eritrea during the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia (fought between May 1998 and June 2000), and who continued to visit both that country and Ethiopia for several years afterwards. He has now written a personal account of the war, as well as of the periods immediately preceding and following the conflict.

He will be talking about his book, Shallow Graves, which traces shifting local perceptions of time, the nation and the region, beginning in the mid-1990s and concluding with the peace agreement signed between the two governments in 2018. The narrative is constructed around conversations and interactions with a range of local witnesses, friends and colleagues, and explores the impact of prolonged war and its aftermath, both on private and public memory, and on the nature of history itself.

Richard Reid is Professor of African History at the University of Oxford.

Shallow Graves will be published in paperback by Hurst in March 2020, at a list price of £25 in the UK.

Doors will open at 6:00pm with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits available. Capacity at the venue is limited, so please reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

Eventbrite Tickets - Shallow Graves - A memoir of the Ethiopia-Eritrea War - Lecture by Richard Reid