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:

Indo-Ethiopian Relations for Centuries (1961) Muthanna

The Blue Nile (1962) Moorehead

Wichale XVII: The Attempt to Establish a Protectorate Over Ethiopia (1964) Rubenson

Land Tenure in Chore (Shoa) (1965) Mann

State and Land in Ethiopian History (1966) Pankhurst

Tewodros of Ethiopia (1967) Rubenson

The Italo-Ethiopian War (1975) Ministry of Information

Somalia - The Problem Child of Africa? (1977) Wolde Mariam

Victorious Struggle Against Fascism (1985) Ministry of Information

From Poverty to Famine (1987) McCann

Surrender or Starve (1988) Kaplan

People of the Plow (1990) McCann

A Social History of Ethiopia (1990) R. Pankhurst

Evil Days (1991) de Waal

A History of Modern Ethiopia (1991) Bahru Zewde

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

The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federation (2014) Abebe

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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