Notes from the Hyena's Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood

By Nega Mezlekia, Nega Mezlekia

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Winner of the Governor General's AwardA Library Journal Best Book of 2001Part autobiography and part social history, Notes from the Hyena's Belly offers an unforgettable portrait of Ethiopia, and of Africa, during the 1970s and '80s, an era of civil war, widespread famine, and mass execution. "We children lived like the donkey," Mezlekia remembers, "careful not to wander o Winner of the...

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January 5th 2002 by Picador

(first published 2000)

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"Apathy in the face of continual violence is something someone who has never lived through a war cannot understand."

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