In Ethiopia with a Mule

In Ethiopia with a Mule

by Dervla Murphy


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Dervla Murphy set out with her pack-mule Jock on a hazardous trek through Ethiopia's remote and hostile regions. Inspired by stories of Prester John and the Queen of Sheba, she hoped to find beauty, danger, solitude, and mystery. Instead, she encountered rough terrain, exhaustion, illness, and the disorder of the Ethiopians' domestic affairs - all of which she conquered with endurance and good humor. Despite being robbed three times, Murphy found the Ethiopian highlanders were unusually hospitable. Out of her dependence on them and her increasing familiarity with their way of life grew a close and warm understanding. On reaching Addis Ababa, she concluded that affection for Ethiopia's people was the richest reward of her journey.

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ISBN-13: 9781906011673
Publisher: Eland Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,038,801
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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In Ethiopia with a Mule 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
shushokan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
She's hard and no doubt about it. Readable, yes, a great book, no. It misses a thread running through the narrative and therefore reads more like a list of journal entries (which I suppose it is). She paints a good picture and that's the joy of the book really.