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Burdens of History
The Long Ethiopian Century

From empire to fascist occupation to communism, Ethiopia experienced all the turbulent upheavals of the 20th century. As its leader embarks on a risky reform effort, two recent literary works bring this vital history out of the shadows.

Published on: March 4, 2020
James Barnett is a journalist covering East Africa and a contributing editor at The American Interest. He will be covering the Ethiopian elections later in 2020. You can follow him on Twitter at @jh_barnett.
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