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Upcoming & Recent Books

Recent and Upcoming Releases from Tsehai Publishers

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Ethiopia: A Cultural History, Volumes 1 & 2

A handsome, faithful reproduction of the classic text by Sylvia Pankhurst.

Ethiopia: A Cultural History captures Ethiopia’s multifaceted cultural life and the indigenous achievement of the Ethiopian people. It is an extensive survey of Ethiopian language and literature, music, architecture, painting and applied arts, pedagogy, and education.

The depth and breadth of Sylvia Pankhurst’s knowledge and passion shines vividly in this two-volume work. Her insightful text is supplemented by numerous illustrations and photographs, extracts from literature, and samples of music.                                                                                      


 Mandeland: Spoken Word Recording

A double-CD collection of poems about Nelson Mandela, selected and read by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka.

Mandeland was recorded over two sessions, one in a Los Angeles studio, the other before a live audience at the Marymount Center.

As Soyinka describes: "It is that Nature preserve of his passage, stretching now into the ancestral realm, that I have designated - Mandeland - a vast, accommodating parkland for all seasons. There, all the songs and dances of the world congregate. The poems in this recording - a personal choice - attempt to explore the contours of that estate..."



Uniting a Continent

Uniting a Continent celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Organization for African Unity, which officially came into being on May 25, 1963, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A hardcover, coffee table book, Uniting a Continent includes concise biographies and original, hand-drawn portraits of all the African statesmen who signed to original OAU charter 50 years ago – this is the first time ever such information appears in a single volume.

The book also contains basic information on all member countries, as well as a detailed infographic time line for the OAU and a collection of rare photographs from the first  meeting of the Organization. 


Elite Characters in Ethiopian Novels 

Can literature be a cause for social and political change? Can fictional portayals of elites written by novelists shine a light toward a more stable future? In Elite Characters in Ethiopian Novels, Taddele Gebre Hiwot considers the “unquestionable” importance of elites in African culture.  

Three established novelists - Afeworq Gebre Iyesus, Haddis Alemayehu and Bealu Girma - build the framework of a book that boldly separates the historical from the imaginitive and lays bare daunting sociological patterns. Gebre Hiwot sheds light on Ethiopia’s tumultuous past and calls attention to the dangers posed to authors as a result of their work.

This book has the power to shock, educate, and leave the reader with a new appreciation for meaning behind written words.