The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Book Review - An Ethiopian Odyssey
This book is a friends-reunited quest to discover former missing classmates from Nazareth School in Addis, inspired by a dream in 2000 to help raise funds for water projects in Ethiopia. The 25,000 mile quest takes readers across seven countries in search of my former classmates and their lives since 1964. It also demonstrates our clear interconnectedness and how - even in these days of greed and cynicism - dreams still touch hearts.
Since publication in 2006, it now has readers in 22 countries, and I have given book talks in 3 - including the UN headquarters in New York, hosted by the Ethiopian ambassador. It has been endorsed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, President Girma Wolde-Giorgis of Ethiopia, and most recently Yusuf Islam, the musician and philanthropist (formerly Cat Stevens). £1,000 has been donated to WaterAid so far.
Price £8.99 (£1.00 goes to charity). It can be ordered from all online book stores, or via my website www.anethiopianodyssey.com where you can find readers' reviews, and stories from the quest. Authorhouse: ISBN 978-1-4343-5704-5.
I'm still searching for my final classmates for the follow-up. For a photograph of the classmates and details so far see www.anethiopianodyssey.com. If you know their whereabouts please contact me direct by email: firstname.lastname@example.org