Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa

Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa

Ethiopia: the Roof of Africa by Jane Kurtz. Photographs by Christopher Kurtz (1991) Reading Level: Ages 4-10. 127 pages. Dillon Press. ISBN: 0875184839.
This book is not available from the publisher but is available in many school and public libraries.

Describes the geography, history, culture, economy, and people of the mountain country in northeastern Africa troubled in recent years by drought, famine, and civil unrest. This book is a valuable resource for information about this country up to the 1990s.

"Kurtz conveys a lively sense of reality through  concrete descriptions of such aspects of Ethiopian life as markets, peasant associations, legends, food, and festivals." -- School Library Journal