Aida Edemariam

The Wife’s Tale

County Buildings
Sun 23 Sep

Aida Edemariam discusses her acclaimed book about her Ethiopian grandmother. Aged eight, Yetemengu was married to a clergyman. Her long life spanned Ethiopia’s most tumultuous years, encompassing Fascist occupation, Allied bombardment, Haile Selassie, famine, revolution and civil war. This inspiring, often heartbreaking story, offers a multilayered portrait of a fascinating nation. [S] [214]