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My mom loves ethiopia. She has traveled there a couple of times and talks about retiring there. A couple of years ago I looked for a magazine subscription to get her for Christmas about Ethiopia but could not find anything. Does anyone have any ideas of a book/movie/music/agazine that I could get her?
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do you have an ethiopian restaurant or grocery store in your area?

can you go in there and shop around and see what they have.

does she know amharic? is there a language program that teaches it?

maybe cross post this too in the multicultural forum.

hey i hear your mom. i have gone back to school just so i can work in kenya, tanzania and maybe retire there. those have been my dream countries since i was 10 years old.
post #3 of 10
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Thanks for the ideas, Meemee. I have bought her gift certificates to a local ethiopian restaurant. I will have to see if they know of anything else out there. Thanks!
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this book is one of my favorites from last year, and i highly recommend it:

Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb

a little bit intense....not light and cheery....but a great story and well-written
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Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
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Originally Posted by kangamitroo View Post
this book is one of my favorites from last year, and i highly recommend it:

Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb

a little bit intense....not light and cheery....but a great story and well-written

Hey there - thanks for the rec - my mom read this one already - she gave it to me LOL!
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Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
thank you - i am checking htis out right now on amazon

I just ordered it! THanks
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I just finished Cutting for Stone last night and loved it.  A beautiful book.  I hope your mom loves it!

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I know a woman who was a missionary there for decades. She still keeps up with Ethiopian news and stuff, so I'll ask her. She talks about it all the time and it does sound like an amazing place; and she made her wedding dress out of traditional Ethiopian fabric and WOW, it is gorgeous. Maybe I should check my library for those books!

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I know a woman who was a missionary there for decades. She still keeps up with Ethiopian news and stuff, so I'll ask her. She talks about it all the time and it does sound like an amazing place; and she made her wedding dress out of traditional Ethiopian fabric and WOW, it is gorgeous. Maybe I should check my library for those books!


My mom brought me home a traditional baby carrier from ehtiopia a couple of years ago .  It's beautiful. I wish there was a magazine...

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