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This book celebrates the rich cultures of an ancient society, and describes its people’s efforts to revive their land. Times are hard: the years of war, drought, and political oppression in the 1980s left soils exhausted, schools and hospitals derelict, and communities fragmented. But the first edition of this book (Ethiopia: Breaking New Ground), published in 1995 described a diverse and resilient nation in the process of rebuilding itself.

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