Aida Edemariam (free read online) The Wifes Tale



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  1. says:

    This is a bit different type of memoirbiography The author tells the story of her grandmother Yetemegnu Mekonnen who was born in Goudar Ethiopia in 1916 She was married at age eight to a man who was almost thirty years of

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    The Wife's Tale is a beautiful history of a family that will pull at your heart stringsMy goodness this book was impossible for me to put down This breath taking recount of a woman's life in Ethiopia was truly incr

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    The twentieth century history of Ethiopia is told here by the author through the remarkable life of her paternal grandmother Yetemegn

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    I think the best advice to a potential reader is to skip to the back of the book and look at the glossary and the timeline For some reason the publisher decided to put this information at the back of the book instead of up w

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    For anyone unfamiliar with the 20th century history of Ethiopia this is a wonderful and mind broadening introduction The

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    A chilling account of life in Ethiopia I found it hard to follow and understand in places but overall a very interesting bookI received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads

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    I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways and have chosen to give my honest opinion about itWhi

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    'A ring was threaded onto her third finger another onto the man’s It would be years before she understood what she had promised’ The Wife’s Tale a personal history is the story of one woman’s life growing up and grow

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    I was really looking forward to reading this book when I won it through GoodReads I began reading the book and it was incre

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    See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsDespite it now being well over thirty years since the infamous Michael Buer

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A hundred years ago a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar Before she was ten years old Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior an ambitious poet priest Over the next century her world changed beyond recognition Sh This is a bit different type of memoirbiography The author tells the story of her grandmother Yetemegnu Mekonnen who was born in Goudar Ethiopia in 1916 She was married at age eight to a man who was almost thirty years of age Edemanam s writing is in a beautiful rhythmic prose The description of the country superstitions and customs of early twentieth century Ethiopia is superb I almost felt as if I was there during the Italian invasion Toward the end of the book she told of the moment that the chicken scratch in the book became understandable words as she was learning to read absolutely fascinated me I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is almost ten hours Adjoa Andoh does an absolutely fantastic job narrating this book It is her narration of the book that brought the story to life I do not think the book would be as meaningful by my reading it Andoh did the Ethiopian women yell which I could never do even in my mind Andoh is a British actress and voice over artist She is also an Earphone Award winning audiobook narrator জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar Before she was ten years old Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior an ambitious poet priest Over the next century her world changed beyond recognition Sh This is a bit different type of memoirbiography The author tells the story of her Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin grandmother Yetemegnu Mekonnen who was born in Goudar Ethiopia in 1916 She was married at age eight to a man who was almost thirty years of age Edemanam s writing is in a beautiful rhythmic prose The description of the country superstitions and customs of early twentieth century Ethiopia is superb I almost felt as if I was there during the Italian invasion Toward the end of the book she told of the moment that the chicken scratch in the book became understandable words as she was learning to read absolutely fascinated me I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is almost ten hours Adjoa Andoh does an absolutely fantastic job narrating this book It is her narration of the book that brought the story to life I do not think the book would be as meaningful by my reading it Andoh did the Ethiopian women yell which I could never do even in my mind Andoh is a British actress and voice over artist She is also an Earphone Award winning audiobook narrator

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E witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation Allied bombardment and exile from her city the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie revolution and civil war She endured all these things alongside parenthood widowhood and the death of children Ai I think the best advice to a potential reader is to skip to the back of the book and look at the glossary and the timeline For some reason the publisher decided to put this information at the back of the book instead of up with the map at the beginning in the book and it s to the books detriment After being constantly confused during the reading I did not encounter the glossary or the timeline until after I finished the bookAs other reviewers have stated the book was in need of a family tree also The story itself I found a be a fascinating complex piece of history and culture I thought the author also did a very good job of portraying the main characters personality and documenting the huge cultural changes that occurred during her grandmother s lifetime What a tribute to her grandmother Not an easy read but worth trying to read I Love You Almost Always glossary and the timeline For some reason the publisher decided to put this information at the back of the book instead of up with the map at the beginning in the book and it s to the books detriment After being constantly confused during the reading I did not encounter the Gloom Town glossary or the timeline until after I finished the bookAs other reviewers have stated the book was in need of a family tree also The story itself I found a be a fascinating complex piece of history and culture I thought the author also did a very uinze dias good job of portraying the main characters personality and documenting the huge cultural changes that occurred during her Cheating for the Chicken Man grandmother s lifetime What a tribute to her The Last Runaway grandmother Not an easy read but worth trying to read

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Da Edemariam retells her grandmother's stories of a childhood surrounded by proud priests and soldiers of her husband's imprisonment of her fight for justice all of it played out against an ancient cycle of festivals and the rhythms of the season A ring was threaded onto her third finger another onto the man s It would be years before she understood what she had promised The Wife s Tale a personal history is the story of one woman s life growing up and growing old in her native home of Ethiopia Written by Aida Edemariam she recalls the stories that her grandmother Yetemegnu passed on to her about her life and the incredible changes she witnessed in her countryPublished by 4th Estate The Wife s Tale is a tribute to Yetemegnu a woman of great strength who survived wars and occupationsI ve been reading non fiction recently and when I received a copy of The Wife s Tale earlier this year I knew it was a book that I wanted to make time for There is something about a memoir that always invokes a feeling of immersion into somebody else s life As a reader you go on a journey through the thoughts and feelings of a stranger It s uite an honour to be able to do that and such is the case with YetemegnuMarried off before she even reached puberty Yetemegnu was oblivious to what was happening The man her family had chosen for her was a cleric a man of the cloth a man who had ambitions and hopes for his country Ethiopia and their home city of Gondar Yetemegnu was brought to his home where she was treated with respect but was unable to partake in childish activities She was there to learn how to cook how to look after her husband how to be a wife Due to her position she was unable to play with the local children isolating her and creating a loneliness in the heart of one so youngAs the years passed she witnessed changes in her country through wars invasions and exile As her husband s voice got louder his position in society grew making their home a very busy one where Yetemegnu cooked and provided for the many visitors that calledWe witness her difficulties in childbirth each taking something of her away Losing some her children caused her great sorrow and she ofttimes suffered from a malady where her body felt inhabited by a spiritual being the zar When the zar was present Yetemegnu s family knew the signs She would fall under the control of this possessive being resulting in uite a terrifying experience for all involvedAs the years passed Yetemegnu s family grew With the Western world encroaching on their lives we see the transition and changes Ethiopia suffered famine followed by a terrible hardship for it s people Her husband was arrested and remained incarcerated for uite some time Yetemegnu fought for his release which eventually did come but he arrived home an unwell manHer children grew up and moved away As much as she tried to keep them safe with her at all times eventually she had to acuiesce and watch them fly the coopYetemegnu s story is written by her grand daughter a journalist who was born in Ethiopia but lived a very different life to that of her grandmother Aida Edermariam has very clear recollections of Yetemegnu a story she felt she world needed to read about The story begins in 1916 and is divided into five sections taking the reader right up to 1989 Within these sections the reader is introduced to the many difficulties and happy moments of Yetemegnu s life alongside the monumental changes of a society and how it copedThe narrative to The Wife s Tale can be uite difficult to follow at times as it is the voice of Yetemegnu we are hearing Also there are numerous words and tribal associations that did create a little confusion for me Aida Edemariam does include a glossary of terms and a chronology of important historical dates at the back of the book which I do feel were very necessaryThe Wife s Tale is a personal history of a very strong brave and determined woman Yetemegnu s courage and conviction shines through from the pages As mentioned previously it can a little hard to get to complete grips with her story at times but this could also be down to my lack of knowledge about a country that has seen such upheaval and experienced so many transformationsAn interesting and informative tale It is a book I am glad I took the time to read Signaler un problème grandmother's stories of a childhood surrounded by proud priests and soldiers of her husband's imprisonment of her fight for justice all of it played out against an ancient cycle of festivals and the rhythms of the season A ring was threaded onto her third finger another onto the man s It would be years before she understood what she had promised The Wife s Tale a personal history is the story of one woman s life The Face on the Milk Carton growing up and Winds of Enchantment growing old in her native home of Ethiopia Written by Aida Edemariam she recalls the stories that her The Odds Against grandmother Yetemegnu passed on to her about her life and the incredible changes she witnessed in her countryPublished by 4th Estate The Wife s Tale is a tribute to Yetemegnu a woman of Tokyo Kill great strength who survived wars and occupationsI ve been reading non fiction recently and when I received a copy of The Wife s Tale earlier this year I knew it was a book that I wanted to make time for There is something about a memoir that always invokes a feeling of immersion into somebody else s life As a reader you Unbroken The Reaper Diaries go on a journey through the thoughts and feelings of a stranger It s uite an honour to be able to do that and such is the case with YetemegnuMarried off before she even reached puberty Yetemegnu was oblivious to what was happening The man her family had chosen for her was a cleric a man of the cloth a man who had ambitions and hopes for his country Ethiopia and their home city of Gondar Yetemegnu was brought to his home where she was treated with respect but was unable to partake in childish activities She was there to learn how to cook how to look after her husband how to be a wife Due to her position she was unable to play with the local children isolating her and creating a loneliness in the heart of one so youngAs the years passed she witnessed changes in her country through wars invasions and exile As her husband s voice Bhishma an Enigma got louder his position in society The Art of Loving grew making their home a very busy one where Yetemegnu cooked and provided for the many visitors that calledWe witness her difficulties in childbirth each taking something of her away Losing some her children caused her Jack Kerouac great sorrow and she ofttimes suffered from a malady where her body felt inhabited by a spiritual being the zar When the zar was present Yetemegnu s family knew the signs She would fall under the control of this possessive being resulting in uite a terrifying experience for all involvedAs the years passed Yetemegnu s family School Finance: A Policy Perspective grew 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alongside the monumental changes of a society and how it copedThe narrative to The Wife s Tale can be uite difficult to follow at times as it is the voice of Yetemegnu we are hearing Also there are numerous words and tribal associations that did create a little confusion for me Aida Edemariam does include a Heads of the Colored People glossary of terms and a chronology of important historical dates at the back of the book which I do feel were very necessaryThe Wife s Tale is a personal history of a very strong brave and determined woman Yetemegnu s courage and conviction shines through from the pages As mentioned previously it can a little hard to A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults get to complete The Syrian Rebellion grips with her story at times but this could also be down to my lack of knowledge about a country that has seen such upheaval and experienced so many transformationsAn interesting and informative tale It is a book I am The Last Kids on Earth and the 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