“Lucy’s People: An Ethiopian Memoir” by Mesfin Tadesse & ianet Bastyan, 2nd edition, 2021.
Growing up Ethiopian in the 1970s and ‘80s.
Related to Emperor Haile Selassie, Mesfin attends the palace school. Following the communist revolution, he survives Derg Red Terror and conscription, becoming a dedicated engineer. Through his Jewish patriot mother and grandmother, and military father, he absorbs Ethiopian culture and ancient skills.
Physical description: EPUB 1.8 MB; approximately 77,900 words; 413 pages; 14 portraits.