Category: Ethiopia Book Extracts
Can Ethiopia’s cotton cloth be likened to her people? Refined yet tough? In Bahir Dar, on the shores of Lake Tana at the source of the Blue Nile, I witnessed a fusion of dance and spinning. A slender lady did Eskista shoulder dance while walking in a deep squat in a circle, smoothly without bouncing up and down. At the same time, she spun cotton expertly. Incomparable and unique.
The HR6600 bill introduced in April 2022 by the US attacked Ethiopians. It would have stopped Ethiopian diaspora in the US from easily sending so much as $1 to a hungry mother in Ethiopia – AFTER they had paid US tax. Inside Ethiopia, enterprises would not have been able to import medicine or industrial supplies without cash payment.
You would know about the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the fate of the museum collection in Baghdad. Since November 2020, the same has happened to Jewish monasteries and museums in Ethiopia. This month, there were auctions abroad for Ethiopian treasures. Coincidence?