I’m starting a new project in Ethiopia with Oxford economist Stefan Dercon. (More on that project later, but the two word summary is “randomize Marx”.)
I asked Stefan what I should read. Here’s a sample of his suggestions.
For fiction, an excellent new read is The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.
(Injecting my own recommendation, I recall liking Abyssinian Chronicles)
For non-fiction, regular readers know I love Ryszard Kapuscinski above all other writers, and so I’m thrilled that Stefan recommends The Emperor above all other outside accounts (and many inside ones).
Finally, everything I ever wanted to know about Ethiopian agriculture is here.
Reader comments and suggestions? Papers, books or articles on the current regime in particular?