El paralelo etíope
Barcelona: Malpaso Holdings, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 170p., indices, wrps. New. Item #78596
"El paralelo etíope" is a collection of stories by Diego Alavarría, contributor to "Etiqueta Negra", "La Tempestat", "Letras Libres", "La ciudad de frente", "Punto de Partida", and other chronicles. Winner of thre national Ricardo Garibay Prize (2015).
Cradle of a mighty empire in ancient times, Ethiopia is one of the most unique countries in Africa. The only one that resisted colonialism; the Promised Land of the Rastafarians; failed socialist nation; land of famines, bloody rebellions and luxury hotels... Olavarría unfolds his gaze over these contrasts, as far removed from political correctness as from postcard tourism. An uncompromising chronicle of a double journey: to a country on the brink of civil war and to the origins of a traveler who set out one day from Plaza Ethiopia in Mexico. And in that journey of a periphery lies his honesty.