The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Lecture - ONLINE - Shallow Graves - A Memoir of the Ethiopia-Eritrea War

Richard Reid

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Online event starting at 19:00 BST - Public lecture (all welcome to join).

Note - Register for the event on Eventbrite and you'll be emailed a Zoom link shortly before the event.


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, currently focusing on histories of war on the continent in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Please reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

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

And on 15 September we're holding an online book club to discuss Shallow Graves - A Memoir of the Ethiopia-Eritrea War.


Shallow Graves book Shallow Graves - A Memoir of the Ethiopia-Eritrea War by Richard Reid.
Publisher : Hurst Publishing, March 2020
ISBN : 9781787383289 (paperback)
UK RRP £25
(Hurst are currently offering a significant discount on this price for UK buyers.)

First Published in News File Summer 2020

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