Running to the Fire: An American Missionary Comes of Age in Revolutionary Ethiopia

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In the streets of Addis Ababa in 1977, shop-front posters illustrate Uncle Sam being strangled by an Ethiopian revolutionary, parliamentary leaders are executed, student protesters are gunned down, and Christian mission converts are targeted as imperialistic sympathizers. Into this world arrives sixteen-year-old Tim Bascom, whose missionary parents have brought their family from a small town in Kansas straight into Colonel Mengistu s Marxist Red Terror. "Running to the Fire"focuses on the turbulent year the Bascom family ...

Running to the Fire: An American Missionary Comes of Age in Revolutionary Ethiopia 2015, University of Iowa Press, Iowa

ISBN-13: 9781609383282

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