Works

2018

The Life-Struggles of Walatta Petros

2015

The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman (with Michael Kleiner)

2012

Abyssinia’s Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

1988

Honey from the Lion: An African Journey

Awards and Recognition

  • Association for the Preservation and Publication of African Historical Sources’ Paul Hair Prize. For The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros as the best critical edition or translation of primary source material on Africa in 2015–2017.
  • Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Award. For The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros as the best Scholarly Edition in Translation of 2015.
  • PEN Society Martha Albrand Award Finalist 1988. For outstanding first book of nonfiction; judged by Annie Dillard & Allen Ginsberg.
  • Washington State Governors Writers Award 1989. For outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year.
  • African Studies Association Bethwell A. Ogot Award Finalist 2013. Nominated for Abyssinia’s Samuel Johnson as the best book on East Africa published in the previous year.
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Location

Princeton, NJ

Author Contact

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Category

General Non-Fiction, Biography & History