Here are some books I’m reading as I prepare for and embark on my journey to Ethiopia:

  • Wonders of the African World, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Ethiopia: a Country Study, ed. Thomas P Ofcansky and LaVerle Berry
  • African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott
  • Pedagogy in Process: The Letters to Guinea-Bissau, Paulo Freire
  • Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare to Teach, Paulo Freire
  • Education for Critical Consciousness, Paulo Freiere
  • One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp
  • Imagine…How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer
  • Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
  • What is the What, Dave Eggars
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, Robert Pirsig
  • The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
  • A Sweet and Bitter Providence, John Piper
  • The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
  • The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon
  • House of Light, Mary Oliver
  • Ulysses, James Joyce
  • Ethiopia, Philip Briggs
  • Fire to Fire, Mark Doty 
  • Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott
  • The Prophet, Khalil Gibran
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
  • A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver
  • Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Anne Lamott,
  • One Hidden Stuff, Barbara Ras
  • The Best American Poetry 2012, ed. Mark Doty
  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  • Bastard out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison
  • The Alphabet of Grace, Frederick Buechner
  • Sweetness in the Belly, Camila Gibb
  • The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
  • Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
  • Bastard Out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison
  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  • Illusions, Richard Bach
  • A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service
  • Children of Dust, Ali Eteraz
  • Stuff White People Like, Christian Lander
  • The Maytrees, Annie Dillard
  • Love Wins, Rob Bell
  • The Bridge, Karen Kingsbury
  • Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
  • The Fingerprints of God, Barbara Bradley Hagerty
  • Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, Fannie Flag
  • The Cove, Ron Rash
  • Game of Secrets, Dawn Tripp
  • Speaking of Faith, Krista Tippett
  • Teaching to Transgress, Bell Hooks

I love book recommendations, so feel free to suggest your favorites, as I will have plenty of time to read during my term of service!


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