Reading Ethiopia (Books)

Suggested reading on Ethiopia. Feel free to send me your additions and I'll add them to the list.


In chronological order:

The Blue Nile (1962) Moorehead

State and Land in Ethiopian History (1966) Pankhurst

Surrender or Starve (1988) Kaplan

People of the Plow (1990) McCann

A Social History of Ethiopia (1990) R. Pankhurst

Evil Days (1991) de Waal

Peasant Households and their Resource Base (1993) Aspen

Imagining Ethiopia (1993) Sorenson

From Bullets to the Ballot Box (1994) Kinfe Abraham

The Ethiopian Borderlands (1997) R. Pankhurst

The Ethiopians (2001) R. Pankhurst

The Challenge of Democracy from Below (2002) Bahru & Pausewang

Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia (2002) Bahru Zewde

Sweetness in the Belly (2005) Gibb (fiction)

Development Interventions in Wollaita (2007) Rahmato

The Peasant and the State (2008) Rahmato

Famine and Foreigners (2010) Gill

Enlightened Aid – U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia (2012) McVety

Social Hierarchy of Dawuro (2012) Dubale

Food Security, Safety Nets and Social Protection in Ethiopia (2013) Rahmato and A. Pankhurst

Reflections on Development in Ethiopia (2014) Rahmato and Ayenew

The Quest for Socialist Utopia (2014) Bahru

Ethiopian Labour Migration to the Gulf and South Africa (2015) Asnake Kefale and Zerihun Mohammed

A Decade of Ethiopia (2017) Abbink

Social Life of Disease - Smallpox
Constructing “Development” (Ferguson, 1990)

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